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Other

Description:

This guided inquiry three-part activity engages learners in thinking about the mechanism of natural selection by encouraging them to formulate questions that can be answered through scientific investigation, data collection and pattern recognition. Learners are given a scenario in which a new species of clam is discovered. They will use M&Ms and Reese's Pieces and other simple materials to study variations within the clam population. Learners will collect and plot data to draw conclusions.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,clams,NSDL,Patterns of Heredity,Data Representation,mutations,Biological science,Conducting Investigations,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Problem Solving,Mathematics,Darwin,Social Sciences,Communicating Results,Data Collection,inheritance,Middle School,Anthropology,High School,Gathering Data,Life Science,General science,natural selection,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Number and Operations,Evolution,Biodiversity,Animals,Formulating Explanations,Evidence for Evolution,survival,History of Life,variation,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926130936339T,Patterns,Reasoning and Proof,Health/Medicine,General,Natural history,Representation,History/Policy/Law,Data Analysis,Physics,evolution,Ecology,Probability,Classification,Populations,Earth system science,candy,Mechanisms of Evolution,Rate,Geoscience,Science and society,Heredity and Genetics,Education,The Scientific Process,Asking Questions

Language:

English

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