Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Natural Selection

Today students took a short quiz on Module 1: Evolution and Life on Earth.  To expand on our understanding of natural selection, students completed a jigsaw activity using the articles below.  The objective was to see how the species described in the article underwent the four components of natural selection.  

How diversity creates itself – cascades of new species among flies and parasitic wasps

Butterflies evolve resistance to male-killing bacteria in record time

Mud time capsules show evolutionary arms race between host and parasite 

Homework: Read module 2: Energy & Matter (pages 10-12).  Full disclosure: There's a substantial amount of vocab in these few pages.  

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