Learning Exercise

Adaptive Radiation

1) Log onto the web site "http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/darwin/origin/index.html"

2) Complete the web activity "An Origin Of Species", taking notes on all new data presented in your lab notebook

3) Answer all questions regarding the changes in the four populations of birds in your 'Pollenpeepers' handout
Course: Biology (High School)

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Understanding of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection


Speciation, bottlenecks, diversity, niche, adaptation, adaptive radiation

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe the divergence and significant events in the history of populations of pollenpeepers, ficticious species of birds based upon the Hawaiian honeycreeper