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The classic bird beak activity usually involves having students attempt to pick up various objects with a wide variety of “beaks,” including scissors, spoons, etc. This traditional approach demonstrates competition in an ecological sense, but does not clearly demonstrate variation within a population, which is central to evolution. In the Clipbirds activity the “beaks” are all the same, except for size. The proportion of big-, medium-, and small-beaked birds changes in response to the available... More
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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: September 03, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 03, 2008
Submitter: Kelly Sullivan
Keywords: inherited characteristic, advantage, adaptive, speciation, evolution, competition


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Language: English
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