Natural Selection and Evolution of Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

This is part of: The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation
Natural Selection and Evolution of Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

Summary

An activity in which students analyze amino acid data and draw conclusions about the evolution of coat color phenotypes in different rock pocket mouse populations.

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Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS (2013) LS - 8
  • Common Core (2010) - 4
  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 6
  • IB Biology (2009) - 5
NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS1-1, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5, HS.LS1.A, HS.LS4.B, HS.LS4.C
Common Core (2010)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.7
AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.C.3, 3.C.1, 4.A.1, 4.B.1
IB Biology (2009)
4.1, 4.3, 5.4, D.2, G.1