Adapting to the Environment: Helping students understand natural selectionby: Amy L. Kovach

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A classroom activity based on the story of the peppered moth sheds light on natural selection. While the topic of evolution is often difficult to approach in high school biology, this activity captures student attention and helps them learn about the concepts behind evolution, in particular, natural selection.

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  • on Wed May 16, 2012 10:51 AM

This article has an excellent idea on how to teach a concept of natural selection - “the variation of organisms within a species increases the likelihood that at least some members of the species will survive under changed environmental conditions” The activity does require some time for teacher preparation that I feel students could do instead of the teacher.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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