Natural Selection - Mutation | Genetics | Selection - PhET Interactive Simulations

Natural Selection

Natural Selection simulation

Topics

  • Mutation
  • Genetics
  • Selection

Sample Learning Goals

  • Determine which mutations are favored by the selection agents of predators and food variety and which mutations are neutral.
  • Describe which traits change the survivability of an organism in different environments.
  • Experiment with environments which produce a stable population of bunnies, a population that dies out, and a population that takes over the world.
  • Track genes through multiple generations.
  • Compare how dominant and recessive genes get passed onto offspring.

Inclusive Features

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    Pan and Zoom

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System Requirements

HTML5;

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Version 1.4.0