Natural Selection: Peppered Moths

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Can human activity influence the colors of moths? The simulation explains how pollution changed the color of tree bark, which led to the survival of a different variation of moths. It also discusses the shift back as air quality improves.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite someone from a local nature conservatory to speak to the class about natural selection in your area
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free CK-12 account to access the interactive
  • Assumes prior knowledge of camouflage and pollution
  • Includes five challenge questions applying what pupils learned
  • Does not require much class time to complete
  • None
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