This worksheet accompanies the SEPUP natural selection simulation. It asks students to analyze how a changing environment and random mutations can select for different phenotypes. Check out the simulation at:
I made this sheet, because my students found that the PDF that accompanies this simulation was confusing and tedious. I have uploaded this in a .docx format so you can differentiate it to fit your classroom and students' needs. Enjoy!
HS-LS4-2 Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four factors: (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment.
HS-LS4-4 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.