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Adaptations & Natural Selection

An adaptation is a trait or behavior that helps an organism survive and reproduce. Traits are genetic differences that occur in a species. Traits are developed as a species adapts to its environment.

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5:23 Five fingers of evolution – Paul Andersen

3:02 Francesco COSENTINO: “Genetic and epigenetic adaptations in high altitude populations”

2:59 Why Did T Rex Have Such Tiny Arms?


Compare Contrast and Debate

Kickoff Debate Background: xx

  • Position A: Honeycutt Science should x
  • Position B: Honeycutt Science should x

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Instructor Emphasis:

  • Science & Engineering Practice: Ask questions and define problems.
  • Cross-Cutting Concept: Stability and Change.

Emphasize HS-LS2-6  Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.

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