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Wheat Evolution: Sedimentation TestingAdd to list Details
In this activity (Page 30 of PDF), learners investigate the evolution of wheat by conducting sedimentation tests on different flours.
Grabbing a Bite to Eat
In this activity, learners perform an experiment that replicates the dilemma faced by birds in acquiring food from a confined area.
Candy Dish Natural Selection
In this yummy biology activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners participate in a demonstration of natural selection.
Professor John Endler traveled to Trinidad in the 1970s to study wild guppies. In this activity, learners take part in an online simulation of Endler's work.
In this creativity-based activity, learners imagine what the Earth will look like in the near and distant future, then design their own future habitat and creatures that may live there.
This lesson plan revolves around studying the speciation of the Galápagos mockingbirds, which are on display at the California Academy of Sciences.
Engineer an Octopus Suction PadAdd to list Details
In this engineering design challenge, learners build an octopus-inspired suction pad that can grab an object and hold it tightly in the air.
How We Know What The Dinosaurs Looked Like: How Fossils Were FormedAdd to list Details
In this activity (p.7-8 of PDF), learners examine fossil formation.
Dogs and More Dogs
In this activity, learners play an evolution card game to see how selective pressures can affect an organism's evolution.
Biodiversity of Feet
This activity (on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Biodiversity Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity.
Evolutionstechnik or Selection and Variation in the Egyptian Origami Bird (Avis papyrus)Add to list Details
In order to examine the random nature of mutations and natural selection, learners "breed" clutches of Egyptian Origami Birds (Avis papyrus) using random number generators (dice and coins) to mutate s
Bird Beak Buffet
In this classic activity, learners investigate natural selection by becoming birds foraging for food on an island.
Feeding Facilitation: A Lesson in Evolution and SociobiologyAdd to list Details
This is an outdoor activity designed to demonstrate evolution of feeding behavior in flocking, schooling or herding animals that maximizes allocation of food resources and enhances survival.
Evolution in Plane Sight
In this activity, learners model directed evolution by making paper fly. Learners construct and fly paper airplanes.
Learners model the processes that formed some of Earth's largest mountain ranges: the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Alps.
Designer SeedsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will examine a variety of seeds, describe them, and determine how they are dispersed.
This activity provides a hands-on experience with a scale model, a relatively high viscosity fluid, and feeding behaviors.
In this simulation of natural selection, learners use binder clips in three different sizes to represent the diversity of beak sizes in a bird population.
Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees
In this interactive activity, learners analyze seashells to explore phylogeny and evolution. Learners identify similar and dissimilar seashells to create a phylogenetic tree.
Control a Bird’s FlightAdd to list Details
In this engineering design challenge, learners make a bird and then control its flight with attached strings.