Students watch natural selection in action in this simulation lab. This is a great practice lab when preparing for the IB Biology Investigation or as a component of a natural selection unit.
Instructions are included for the NetLogo Software, a free, very easy to use software available online. A rubric (aligned with the IB Biology requirements) is included in this modifiable instruction sheet.
I use this at the beginning of my IB DP Biology HL course to introduce evolution and natural selection as well as laboratory work. Natural Selection is one of the most fundamental ideas in biology and this simulation makes the process very clear. It’s also a great way to introduce simulations and excel to students.