This game is designed to be a whole-class activity to model natural selection. Students will get to play different kinds of finches and compete against each other for food cards that you place around the classroom.
By the end of the activity, students will see that the shape of a bird’s beak determines what types of food it will be able to eat. When food becomes scarce, those that are best adapted will be more likely to survive and reproduce. Those organisms that are not suited to their environments will become extinct.
This lab supports the following Life Science standards:
• Give examples of ways in which genetic variation and environmental factors are causes of evolution and the diversity of organisms.
• Relate the extinction of species to a mismatch of adaptation and the environment.
Your purchase includes:
• Four Finch Player Cards
• Activity overview, complete directions for play, and student worksheet
• One sheet of Food Cards
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