Look Who's Coming for Dinner: Selection by Predation

This is a 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. Also available in Spanish.

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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

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