Natural Selection & Peppered Moths Virtual Lab (Sub Plan)

Natural Selection & Peppered Moths Virtual Lab (Sub Plan)
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This is a virtual lab simulation to reinforce student understanding of the evolutionary process of natural selection. The virtual lab is found on a free website (link included), where students act as the bird/predator to eat light or dark colored Peppered Moths. Students generally find the simulation fun, as it is presented like a game. After the simulation, students analyze their data over three generations of moths by calculating allele frequencies, copying a graph of their data, and answering questions. The website guides them along a series of questions to better understand the process of natural selection as well. In addition to the student handout, I have included a Power Point to introduce the historical context of the Peppered Moth example, a link to a youtube video that provides information about current research concerning the Peppered Moth, and an optional vocabulary sheet to help students. This virtual lab simulation could work as a sub plan as well, if students are already familiar with natural selection and allele frequency calculations. I have
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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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