Natural Selection and Variation in Birds
Two 50-minute class periods to allow for student observations, measurement, analysis and discussion.
Increase awareness of the range of variation available for natural selection.
Learn differences in traits among individuals can lead to differential survival and reproduction.
Improve skills at observing and describing the natural world.
Develop skills in measuring and quantifying physical traits.
This curriculum addresses National Science Standard A: Science as Inquiry and Standard C: Life Sciences: Biological Evolution.