Natural Selection Simulation Using Utensils – submitted by David Tillmann and David Boshra

The following link provides a classroom activity that illustrates how a population can change to adapt to a changing food source. Students use utensils such as clothespins to model how animals obtain food.  A variation of this activity was shared by David and David with their  colleagues at UofT Faculty of Education. Continue reading

Survival of the Sneakiest

“Survival of the fittest” means that the strong succeed; or does it? The struggle for survival isn’t the only struggle that living things have to win. This comic from Evolution Berkeley takes students through the adaptations that crickets have evolved due to sexual selection. When teaching evolution, it is important to show students that natural and sexual selection are two sides of the same coin.

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