Natural Selection Simulation
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|Наслов||Natural Selection Simulation|
|Ниво||Middle School (Средња школа)|
|Кључне речи||Limiting Factor, Natural Selection, dominate, evolution, genes, genetic, heredity, limiting factor, natural selection, recessive, survival of the fittest|
|Школа / Организација||Leslie Middle School|
I really like the questions at the beginning of the activity to help students focus on the goals of the lesson. Trish 31.1.10.
I like the activity because the kids can explore different variables. I am limited in how I can implement it because the wolf population does not track with the rabbits in a "natural way" in that high rabbit populations do not trigger a high birthrate for the wolves. It looks to me as if the wolf population is a function (10-20%) of the CURRENT rabbit population, not the previous year's rabbit population. My thinking is that by uncoupling the rabbit = wolf food from wolf food from last season determines # of wolves born I can't seem to reach a carrying capacity. I've only played a bit with the simulation because I am not sure if I will implement it. Kari Hansen 9.4.13.