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I can explain how variation affects survival
What is a variation? ___________________________________________________________________________
What is an adaptation?__________________________________________________________________________
Directions: Use a colored marker to circle the 5 variations shown between the two turtles.
Directions: Use a colored marker to circle the 8 variations shown between the two turtles.
Pocket Mouse Video
Directions: Answer the questions below regarding the variation found in pocket mice. Each question has a time code
next to it make sure you don't miss the answer.
1. Why is there black rock found in the middle of the desert? (44 secs)
a) Fire
b) Lava
c) mouse feces
d) lichen build up.
2. Use colored pencils or markers to show the variation found in pocket mice? (2:25)
3. What causes a black mouse variation to appear in a light mouse population? (3:20)__________________________
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4. Mutations are: (4:15)
a) good
b) bad
c) neutral
d) depends on the situation
5. How many genes were involved in this black fur variation? (4:46)
a) 1 gene
b) 2 genes
c) 3 genes
d) 5 genes
6. How does variation help the pocket mouse survive in different environments? (End of Video) Use 2 or more
sentences to answer the question completely.
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