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Learning Exercise

Material: Peppered moth online simulation
Submitted by: Frank Garcia on Oct 23, 2009
Date Last Modified: Oct 23, 2009
Title: Peppered moth simulation
Description: I like to use this after going over Natural Selection. Students simulate peppered moths in a variety of environments to see how the population of moths changes over time. This can be done individually on a computer by students or done as a class activity.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supervised, Supplemental Activity
Time Required 50 minutes
Topics: Evolution, Natural Selection
Audience: College General Ed, High School, Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: Basic understanding of natural selection and how organisms change over time.
Learning Objectives: Students will get a better understanding of how populations change over time depending on their environments.
Technical Notes: Use of a laptop w/ internet access as well as a LCD projector may be used.
Text of Learning Exercise: Teacher led demonstration on how program works.
Assessment: I like to have students answer questions from a worksheet I have made as well as graph results according to environments used.
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