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.
Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
- Day 2 Instructor Presentation
- Day 2 Student Handout
- Day 2 Rubric
- Read Biology 26 – Natural selection
- Read Biology 26 – Adaptation
- Read Biology Textbook – pages 308-319
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material
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
Resources Documents and Links
- Write a letter – Adaptations & Natural Selection (pdf)
- Write a letter – Adaptations & Nat’l Selection OK standards (pdf)
- Conduct Lab 12 Diversity of Life
- Launch cK-12 (08.05) Natural Selection pdf file
- Distribute LS26 Arctic Wars Lynx vs Snowshoe Hare.tns
- Distribute LS26 Bellringer Natural Selection.tnsp
- Distribute LS26 Natural Selection.tns
Special Notes and Notices
- 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.