This demonstration (adapted from http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/origami.html where there is additional information) models the process of evolution by introducing random mutations into organisms (paper and straw birds). Birds are then selected for the characteristic of long-distance flight in a way that simulates natural and selection.
Learning Goal: We are learning about how animals can survive and adapt to different planets. Inquiry Focus: How can animals live on planets that are different from Earth? What does my planet... read more
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Through inquiry, students will learn basic needs for birds and why certain elements of human activity are a hazard for birds. They will then provide solutions to keep birds safe. Other... read more