Beaks As Tools: Selective Advantage in Changing Environments

This is a 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
HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, SP5, SP6
IB Biology (2016)
5.2, C.1
AP Environmental Science (2013)
II.C
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
3.2
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.7, WHST.6-12.1, Math.S-ID.3, S-IC.3, MP2, MP4
Vision and Change (2009)
CC1, CC5, DP1

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