Natural Selection and the Evolution of Darwin's Finches

This is a part of The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch
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Summary

In this activity, students develop arguments for the adaptation and natural selection of Darwin’s finches. Students use two key NGSS science and engineering practices: engaging in argument from evidence using mathematical and computational thinking, and analyzing and interpreting data.

TEACH TIME: 
Two 50-minute class periods
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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013)
HS-LS2-8, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 4.C.2, SP1, SP3, SP5, SP6
IB Biology (2016)
5.1, 5.2
AP Environmental Science (2013)
II.C
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
2.1
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.6-12.7, WHST.6-12.1, MP2, MP4, MP8
Vision and Change (2009)
CC2, CC5, DP1, DP2

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