Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population

Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population
Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population
Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population
Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population
Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population
Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population
Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population
Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population
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In this evolution lab activity, students will learn how the variations within plant and animal populations can be measured and why variation is essential to the process of evolution. Sexually reproducing parents produce offspring that are different from the parents and different from the other offspring. No two members of a species are exactly alike. These small differences in traits are called variations, and without them, evolution does not take place. In this lab, students will explore several variations in plants and animals, and will learn why variation is crucial to the process of evolution.

Purpose of the Lab:
• To quantitatively measure the variations in leaves, seeds, and human hands.
• To determine how variations are helpful in a population.

 
Materials List:
• 10 Red Kidney Beans (dry seeds)
• 10 Leaves
• Human hand
• Metric Ruler
• Colored pencils


What will the students be doing?
• Students will mathematically measure several easily observable variations.
• Students will be measuring the lengths of seeds, the lengths of the petiole and blade of leaves, and the span of a human hand.
• This lab reinforces the skills of data collection, measurement, compilation of class data, graphing, and data analysis.


What is included in this product?
• 8-Page EDITABLE Student Handout that is ready to be printed and passed out to your students. Students can write on the handouts or use their own notebook paper.
• Complete instructions.
• Data tables, graphing grids, analysis questions.
• 8-Page Teacher Guide containing tips, tricks, and suggestions.
• Complete Answer Key.
• Everything you need for the successful completion of this lab.


This lab activity is appropriate for biology students in grades 8 - 12.

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Total Pages
16 pages (8 pages for student, 8 pages for teacher)
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