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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.