Look Who's Coming for Dinner: Selection by Predation

What happens when a new predator comes to town? Learners analyze an experiment that studies the effect of predation on selection. They use real data to draw conclusions about the impact a new predator has on a prey species.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Work with the math department to create an interdisciplinary lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects prior knowledge of adaptions, evolution, and natural selection
  • Pupils require laptops with Internet access to complete the activity
Pros
  • Includes a detailed answer key
  • Provides a teaching guide as well as student handouts and resources
Cons
  • None