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Title: Natural Selection Among Playing Cards
Url: http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/ns.cum.l.html
Publisher: Trustees of Indiana University.
Description: This no-frills Web site from the Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI) offers a lesson plan adapted from an article in The American Biology Teacher, April 2002. ENSI aims to "improve the teaching of evolution in High School Biology courses by encouraging teachers to teach evolutionary thinking in the context of a more complete understanding of modern scientific thinking." This particular lesson plan is designed to address a common misconception that arises when learning about natural selection -- that natural selection is random and non-cumulative and therefore cannot account for the evolution of novel, complex structures in relatively short periods of time. The lesson provided in this Web site offers students "an elegant, easy way" to understand the mechanism of natural selection by using playing cards and working in teams. A useful handout is provided, which includes a page of questions that could serve as the graded part of the exercise.
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Mutation in evolution. Evolutionary genetics
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Special aspects of the subject as a whole
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Variation
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Date Issued: 2002
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: Student Teachers
Teacher Educators
Language: English
Rights: Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Archives
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Resource URL Clicks: 1
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