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Connecting Concepts:Natural Selection 1: Defining Natural Selection

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.... Show More


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Marty Zahn
Marty Zahn (Retired Faculty)
9 years ago

Part one of three interactive exercises that investigate natural selection. Uses Darwins work creatively to demonstrate concepts. This concept is essential in biology.  Very well written and well organized. Requires students to draw conclusions from information presennted.

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Requires Flash player

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 1/2 hour