Look Who's Coming for Dinner: Selection by Predation

This is part of: The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree
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Summary

This activity supports the film The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree. Students are asked to formulate a hypothesis, and collect and analyze real research data to understand how quickly natural selection can act on specific traits in a population.  

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Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS (2013) LS - 10
  • Common Core (2010) - 8
  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 6
  • IB Biology (2016) - 4
NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-3, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5, HS-LS2.A, HS-LS2.C, HS-LS2.B, HS-LS2.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.HSN-Q.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS-ID.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS-IC.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS-IC.B.5
AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, 2.D.1, 2.E.3, 4.B.3
IB Biology (2016)
5.1, 5.2, 10.3, C1