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.
- 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)
- IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
- Common Core (2010)
- ELA.RST.6-12.7, WHST.6-12.1, MP2, MP4, MP8
- Vision and Change (2009)
- CC2, CC5, DP1, DP2
317Film GuidesFilm Guides: The Origin of Species: The Beak of the FinchThe following classroom-ready resources complement The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch. By following four decades of research on the finches of the Galápagos islands, the film illustrates how geography and ecology can drive the evolution of new species.