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Title: Natural Selection: Monarch/Viceroy Case
Url: http://ncisla.wceruw.org/muse/naturalselection/materials/section4/les...
Publisher: University of Wisconsin--Madison
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Description: This lesson will provide students with an opportunity to use their understanding of the natural selection model to explain phenomena. For this case they will be asked to account for the bright coloration of and the similarity between monarch and viceroy butterflies. In order to do this, they will work in groups to develop a Darwinian explanation using the narrative structure developed in previous material. Each group will receive a folder with information on species that exhibit a particularly interesting biological phenomenon. The materials in the folders will include narrative descriptions of the organisms and their natural history, pictures, and data tables or graphs to help understand the biology of the characteristics under study. Groups will then present their ideas to their peers and discuss the different explanations in a round table forum. The site also includes detailed instructional notes for the teachers and all of the student handouts required for the folders.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Animal culture -- Beneficial insects and insect culture -- Other insects, A-Z -- Butterflies
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Folklore -- By subject -- Nature -- Animals, plants, and minerals -- Animals. Animal lore -- Special kinds of animals -- Insects -- Butterflies
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Group selection
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Natural selection
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Laboratory manuals
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Arthropoda -- Insects -- Lepidoptera (Butterflies; moths)
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Natural history
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
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Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Biology
Environmental science
History and philosophy of science
Date Of Record Release: 2007-05-19 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-15 13:50:41 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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