Part of an Evolution unit in Biology. The lab emphasizes adaptations and variations in populations per Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection.
Students will work with a partner to identify features which make the beetle better adapted to it's environment as well as measuring different features of a Bessbug (Bess Beetle) to compare their data to the class.
Materials needed include:
-Bess Beetles (available from biological supply companies like Carolina)
-Hand Lens (Optional)
Materials included are:
-Problem statement, hypothesis, procedure, data tables, class analysis tables, conclusion questions, and graph.