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Flinn Modeling, Inquiry and Analysis: Natural Selection—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB2203

Price: $44.95

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Immerse your students in the science practices with engaging laboratory activities and POGIL! Your students will practice important science skills while learning key concepts related to natural selection with this kit containing a demonstration, a POGIL activity and a lab activity.

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Immerse your students in the science practices with engaging laboratory activities and POGIL! Your students will practice important science skills while learning key concepts related to natural selection with this kit containing a demonstration, a POGIL activity and a lab activity. Students learn to predict outcomes by making models and learn key content through interpreting models and carrying out guided-inquiry lab activities. Complete the learning cycle with claims-evidence-reasoning style analysis prompts.

The demonstration activity models antibiotic resistance and challenges student to explain the connection between ecological limiting factors and physiological limiting factors. Next, students complete the Evolution and Selection POGIL activity to build their understanding of antibiotic resistance, natural selection and artificial selection. In the inquiry lab activity, students apply their understanding of fitness to design the most fit fish with regard to aerodynamics.

Complete for eight student groups. An aquarium or other clear container is required and available separately.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit:
Bingo chips, transparent, blue, ¾", 250
Bingo chips, transparent, red, ¾", 325
Bingo chips, transparent, yellow, ¾", 250
Clay, terra cotta, ¼ lb package, 5
Die, 7/16" (12 mm), 15
Fishing line, monofilament, 650 yd
Paper clips, box of 100
POGIL® - Evolution and Selection
Protractor, 15


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
MS-LS4.C: Adaptation
MS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
HS-LS4.C: Adaptation
HS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions

Crosscutting Concepts

Stability and change
Patterns
Structure and function
Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

MS-LS4-6: Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
MS-LS4-4: Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
MS-LS4-3: Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.
MS-LS4-2: Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.