Lesson Plan

Coincidental Colonization

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The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place of isolated adaptation, colonized by an interesting mix of plants and animals. The class plays a game to help them understand how these organisms came to live on the island through a combination of their physical characteristics and chance events. A quality teacher reference sheet, game boards, and organism picture cards are included, as well as background information about the Galapagos Islands.

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  • Lesson is adaptable to the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Game engages students in learning about how plants and animals come to inhabit new regions
  • Lesson does not include an explanation for how plants and animals adapt to survive in specfic environments