Beaks As Tools: Selective Advantage in Changing Environments

This is part of: The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch
Beaks As Tools: Selective Advantage in Changing Environments

Summary

This classroom experiment supports the film The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch. Students collect and analyze data to learn why even slight variations in beak size can make the difference between life and death.

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Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS (2013) LS - 9
  • Common Core (2010) - 6
  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 3
  • IB Biology (2009) - 2
NGSS (2013) LS
HS‐LS2‐1, HS‐LS2‐2, HS‐LS4‐2, HS‐LS4‐4, HS‐LS4‐5, HS‐LS2.A, HS‐LS2.C, HS‐LS4.B, HS‐LS4.C
Common Core (2010)
CCSS.ELA‐LITERACY.RST.9‐10.3, CCSS.ELA‐LITERACY.RST.9‐10.4, CCSS.ELA‐LITERACY.RST.9‐10.5, CCSS.ELA‐LITERACY.RST.11‐12.3, CCSS.ELA‐LITERACY.RST.11‐12.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS‐ID.A.2
AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4
IB Biology (2009)
5.4, D2