Students will investigate the effect of natural selection on finches with different beaks. Students are given a tool to use as their beak. They will have to collect food (sunflower seeds) in order to survive and hopefully reproduce. Each round we will record how many of each beak type survive and reproduce. After 4 rounds students will use the data to graph, analyze, and write a conclusion from. This Lab is a great opportunity to have your students write a formal lab report if that is a skill you wish to practice with them. This is an excellent lab to help your students understand how evolution is caused by natural selection, and is great to use in a classroom with limited space and materials, because you don’t need much!
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How can I use this?
• Practice for understanding of evolution by natural selection
• As an inquiry investigation before providing any instruction on natural selection
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• 3 pages of teacher implementation notes
• 3 pages of student handouts
• Answer Key
How much class time will this take?
This lab tends to takes approximately 45 minutes to complete set-up and data collection, and then an additional 30-45 minutes to complete the graph, analysis and conclusion, which can be done in class or at home.
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