The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch

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Four decades of research on finch species that live only on the Galápagos Islands illuminate how species form and multiply. Also available in Spanish.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
LS2.A, LS3.B, LS4.B, LS4.C
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, 1.B.2, 1.C.1, 1.C.2
IB Biology (2016)
5.1, 5.4, C.1
AP Environmental Science (2013)
II.C
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2009)
3.2
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.4, WHST.6-12.9, MP2
Vision and Change (2009)
CC1, CC5

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