Heredity, Variation, & Selection
Mystery 5: Can Selection Happen without People?
Students carry out an investigation by using a model to simulate the introduction of a predator species on Lizard Island. Students simulate multiple generations of lizards, analyzing and interpreting the data after each one. They use this data to engage in argument from evidence to support their claim about how the offspring change from the original lizards.
Students recognize the cause and effect relationship between a change in the environment and the survival of organisms that inhabit it. They recognize environments as a system, made up of interdependent parts that function as a whole. They can be stable and change over time at different rates of speed.
3.LS4.1 Explain the cause and effect relationship between a naturally changing environment and an organism's ability to survive.
3.LS4.2 Infer that plant and animal adaptations help them survive in land and aquatic biomes.
3.LS4.3 Explain how changes to an environment's biodiversity influence human resources.
How many Lizards worksheet