This assignment instructs students to design two organisms of the same species, but one has a favorable mutation and one has a not favorable adaptation for its environment. Students must draw the two organisms and explain their mutations using given terms like variation, competition, selection, reproduce, selected FOR, and selected AGAINST. This pushes students to think about how mutations lead to changes in populations.
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Highlights of Our Evolution Resources (Middle School):
Evolutionary Relationships Worksheet
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Vestigial Structures Reading Activity
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Embryological Evidence Worksheet
Natural Selection Quiz
Evidence of Evolution Quiz