Access Point #: SC.912.L.15.In.5

Recognize that some living things produce very large numbers of offspring to ensure that enough survive to continue the species (a condition for natural selection).
General Information
Number: SC.912.L.15.In.5
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Standard: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

A. The scientific theory of evolution is the fundamental concept underlying all of biology.

B. The scientific theory of evolution is supported by multiple forms of scientific evidence.

C. Organisms are classified based on their evolutionary history.

D. Natural selection is a primary mechanism leading to evolutionary change.

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2002080: M/J Comprehensive Science 2, Advanced
2000310: Biology 1
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2000430: Biology Technology
3027020: Biotechnology 2
2000380: Ecology
2001340: Environmental Science
2000440: Genetics Honors
2002440: Integrated Science 3
2002450: Integrated Science 3 Honors
2002460: Integrated Science 4
2000300: Intensive Science
2002500: Marine Science 1
2002510: Marine Science 1 Honors
2000410: Zoology
2000020: M/J Life Science, Advanced
2000800: Florida's Preinternational Baccalaureate Biology 1
7920015: Access Biology 1
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2000315: Biology 1 for Credit Recovery
2002445: Integrated Science 3 for Credit Recovery
7920040: Fundamental Integrated Science 3
2001341: Environmental Science Honors

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Unit/Lesson Sequence

Modeling for Understanding Natural Selection:

This series of lessons introduces students to evolutionary reasoning and to the explanatory power of the Darwinian model of natural selection. Students read three evolutionary scientists' (Paley, Lamarck and Darwin) original work and compare their thinking, proposed mechanism of evolution, use of evidence, and explanatory power of their theory. They apply the three scientists thinking to another scenario to refine their understanding of the explanations.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

Virtual Manipulative

Natural Selection:

Students will explore natural selection by controlling the environment and causing mutations in bunnies. This will demonstrate how natural selection works in nature. They will have the opportunity to throw in different variables to see what will make their species of rabbit survive.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

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Virtual Manipulative

Natural Selection:

Students will explore natural selection by controlling the environment and causing mutations in bunnies. This will demonstrate how natural selection works in nature. They will have the opportunity to throw in different variables to see what will make their species of rabbit survive.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

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