Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color

This is a part of The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation
Photo of a pocket mouse


Students collect and analyze evidence for each of the major conditions for evolution by natural selection to develop an explanation for how populations change over time. Also available in Spanish.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
MS-LS2-2, MS-LS4-4, MS-LS4-6, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS3-2, HS-LS3-3, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, 1.C.3, 4.C.3, SP5, SP6
IB Biology (2016)
5.1, 5.2
AP Environmental Science (2013)
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2009)
Common Core (2010)
ELA.WHST.6-12.1, WHST.6-12.5, WHST.6-12.9, Math.S-IC.3, MP2
Vision and Change (2009)
CC1, CC3, DP2

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