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Connecting Concepts: Evolution/Species & Speciation


Connecting Concepts: Evolution/Species & Speciation

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This tutorial/simulation consists of three topics. In topic 1, students look at 5 frog populations to decide whether they should be considered separate species using criteria of three of the species concepts: biological, morphological, and phylogenetic. Students will: 1) describe why species are continuous over time and space; 2) review definitions of three species concepts with strengths and weaknesses of each; 3) analyze traits to sort populations into species based on 3 species concepts;... More
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: April 06, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 29, 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)

Well designed interactive site that helps students understand the mechanisms of speciation and the importance of being able to determine how many different species you are dealing with.


Use as part of a lab assignment both in class and online.

Time spent reviewing site: 3 hours

Avatar for Harry A Mazurek
9 years ago

Harry A Mazurek (Faculty)

Interactives and animations that immediately confront student to perform active
thinking of the concepts presented. Original high quality content. The page for
all the concepts covered so far:
Used in course