Type:

Interactive, Other

Description:

This applet can help students understand how the interplay of random mutation and nonrandom selection supports the evidence found in the fossil record of short bursts of rapid change. Students track the change in spot size in a closed pond with a constant number of predators.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

mutation nonrandom selection fossil record rapid change

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.9-11.7.B: Science

analyze and evaluate scientific explanations concerning any data of sudden appearance, stasis, and sequential nature of groups in the fossil record;
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