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The evolution game


The evolution game

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In this game, the user can act as a predator (an insectivorous bird like the robin) and try to capture the butterfly Biston betularia. As the game goes on, the user select the white or the black form of the butterfly, creating a selection process that depends on the type oh the habitat.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: February 03, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 03, 2011
Submitter: David Segarra



Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, Grade School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Adobe Flash Player 10
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Hsueh-Yung Chen
3 years ago

Hsueh-Yung Chen (Student)

I love this game. I will definitely ask my students to play around at home when I am on my lesson of natural selection in living environment class. The game is short and it is based on the real case of the XIXth century British naturalists picked up specimens of the lepidopteron Biston Betularia for their entomological collections. Students play the role of predator, the force of selection, will motivate their desire of winning the game. The instruction of game is little bit wordy. The reading after the game is too long. But overall, after the game I believe students can get the mechanism of the natural selection which will be the aim of the lesson.