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Paper Dot Survivor
Group Names:
Cloth Color:
Name:
Period:
Period:
To be done individually using complete sentences where possible.
1.
Explain how each dot adaptation helped the dots to “survive”:
Adaptation
How it helped dot survival
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
2.
Which, if any, colors of paper dots survived better than others in
the second and third generations?
3.
What might be the reason predators did not catch as many dots
of the colors mentioned in number 2?
4.
What biological process did doubling the number of each
surviving dot represent?
5.
Imagine each of the different cloths represent a separate island.
How would you expect the population of dots on your group’s “island” to
change over time? To respond, fill in the table below using complete
sentences where appropriate.
Description
of Change
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Date:
How it will improve survival rate
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Date:
Paper Dot Survivor
Group Names:
Cloth Color:
Period:
Date:
We have demonstrated the theory of natural selection. It was developed by
Charles Darwin and published in 1859. He stated that natural selection is a
process by which individuals with inherited characteristics well­suited to the
environment leave more offspring on average than do other individuals –
hence passing on those characteristics.
Groupwork Rubric
4
All Data fields,
including Group
Names and
Roles, are
accurately and
completely filled
in.
All Calculations
are complete
and accurate.
Graph is
correctly set up,
labeled and
drawn.
4
Complete sentences
used where possible.
Responses demonstrate
critical thinking and
correct use of academic
concepts and vocabulary.
3
Data fields,
including Group
Names and
Roles, are
accurately and
completely filled
in with no more
than 3
mistakes.
2
Data fields,
including Group
Names and
Roles, are
accurately and
completely filled
in with no more
than 5
mistakes.
Calculations
are complete
and accurate
with no more
than 3
mistakes.
Calculations
are complete
and accurate
with no more
than 5
mistakes.
Graph is
correctly set up,
labeled and
drawn with no
more than 2
mistakes.
Graph is set up,
labeled and
drawn but
contains 3
mistakes.
Individual work Rubric
3
2
Complete sentences
Complete sentences
used where possible.
used in some areas.
Reponses show some
depth of thought and
include academic
concepts and academic
vocabulary with minimal
inaccuracies.
Responses show minimal
depth of thought with
basic grasp of academic
concepts, few to no
academic vocabulary
words used, and several
inaccuracies.
1
Data fields,
including Group
Names and
Roles, are filled
out, though
incomplete,
with more than
5 mistakes.
Calculations
are incomplete
with more than
5 mistakes.
Graph is
incomplete and
contains more
than 3
mistakes.
1
Complete sentences
rarely if ever used.
Responses show little to
no depth of thought, weak
grasp of academic
concepts, few if any
academic vocabulary
used, and major
inaccuracies.
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