Natural Selection with bird beaks and beans

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Biology, natural selection

Target:  Determine the rate of survival of different beaks and food (beans) within specific environments.  Relate the lab environmental simulation to real organisms. How:  Using simulated adaptations and food types, students will “eat” the food over time with the surviving beans reproducing.  Graphical analysis will determine the success of adaptations in specific environments.  Answer questions […]

Discovering Ardi Video

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Biology, natural selection

Discovering Ardi

Evidence for Evolution-Evolutionary Tree

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 in Biology, natural selection

Target:  List evidence for the evolutionary tree and explain how it is used to determine the placement of organisms on the “tree” How:  Study the following resources with teacher guidance. No tree of life for all organisms has been created. It’s very dynamic meaning ever changing. Different “branches” keep evolving as evidence changes through time.   […]

why do we have more boys than girls

Posted on Nov 1, 2015 in Biology, genetics, natural selection

  Article from NPR on more baby boys than girls: click on link below http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/30/396384911/why-are-more-baby-boys-born-than-girls