The Peppered Moth

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6th, 7th, 8th
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PowerPoint includes:
Natural selection defined with examples.
Abbreviated story and pictures of the evolution of the Peppered Moth.
Student Activity:
Goal:
To analyze how color affects an organism's ability to survive in certain environments.
Procedure:
Working in pairs place a sheet of white paper on the table and have one person spread 30 white circles and 30 newspaper circles over the surface while the other person isn't looking.

The "predator" will then use forceps to pick up as many of the circles as he/she can in 15 seconds.

Then place the circles on a newspaper background and repeat the experiment. Record the data in a table.
4. Then swap places and repeat the two trials.
Enrichment Activity:
Evolution of the Peppered Moth Storyboard Activity -
Students cut out a set of paragraphs to sequence and paste. Next, they will draw a picture above each paragraph to illustrate what is happening.

Total Pages
13
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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