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Connecting Concepts: Natural Selection


Connecting Concepts: Natural Selection

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This tutorial/simulation consists of three topics. In topic 1, students follow Darwin on a virtual field trip around the world in order to debunk three common misconceptions about natural selection. Students will: 1) complete interactive explorations of each misconception and explain that: a) fitness involves survival and reproduction, not just survival, b) selection is not random, and c) populations, not individuals, evolve; and 2) construct a definition of natural selection. In topic 2,... More
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: April 06, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 04, 2013
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Submitter: Michelle Capes



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


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Avatar for Marty Zahn
1 year ago

Marty Zahn (Faculty)

An excellent interactive exercise that investigates the concept ofnatural selection. Students are required to draw conclusions from information and data provided. This is currently used in my classes. Very well organized and well written.

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Time spent reviewing site: 1/2 hour
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Avatar for Jim Bidlack
1 year ago

Jim Bidlack (Faculty)

It is a fun way to learn about the process of evolution

Avatar for michele jensen
8 years ago

michele jensen (Faculty)

This is great for our evolution unit and it ties in perfectly with information
we have already talked about during genetics and cell division!!
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