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Who wants to live a million years? Go to Resources Rm 304 and select “Who wants to live a million Years” under Evolution. Part 1 click on Natural Selection and answer the following questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. What is Variation? Traits are passed from ________ to _________. What is “Survival of the fittest?” Explain how traits spread through a species. Part 2 click on the Survival game, then click on Hints and answer the following questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. This theoretical species has an remarkably _________range of traits. What can help a population survive even the harshest environments? Compare and contrast thin and bulky? Compare and contrast furry and hairless? Compare and contrast short and long legs? Having a long neck or stripes is an example a ______ which was passed from the parents to the offspring in the genes. 7. A mutation is any change in the DNA or genes of an organism. How are the mutation outwardly expressed (hint if your genes change, then you have a new ______ to pass to your offspring). Part 3 Play the Survival game and answer the following questions. Make sure everyone at your computer station plays at least once! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What happens to the animals as the environment changes? What is the first environmental challenge your species encountered? What is a cataclysmic event? List as many cataclysmic events as possible. How long did your species survive? Part 4 Take the Quiz and record your score.