Speciation Vocabulary Competition

Speciation Vocabulary Competition
The Challenge
The class will be split into 2 teams. Each team’s goal is to create the most accurate concept map, with sound justifications, of terms
in the unit.
Each student will be assigned 2-3 vocabulary words (listed below) and it will be the responsibility of the individual to know what
their terms mean and how it relates to (or can be related to) the rest of the terms in the list. As a team, you will be asked to create a
concept map using all terms and to write connections between terms/ideas. You will face the other half of the class in a head to
head competition as individuals are called up simultaneously to add to the concept map, one word at a time. There is no order to
who gets called or when, but each team member must be ready to contribute their word and justification for how it is connected.
Essentially, each team will create a sound concept map to tie the concepts of Speciation together.
Participation, accurate portrayal of your selected parts, and a notes sheet/mudslinging opportunity
on the opposing team’s concept map is an individual 20 points total. Appropriate and sound
mudslinging is helpful to your team and much appreciated by your teachers.
The prize?
All members from the team that “wins” (that is, who Ms. Templora and Mrs. Tanner agree connected and explained the concepts
most accurately and effectively) will earn 2 extra points on the upcoming exam – the multiple choice part.
Terms that must be included concept map competition:
Reproductive Isolation
Post-zygotic Barriers
Pre-zygotic Barriers
Geographic Isolation
Allopatric Speciation
Sympatric Speciation
Temporal Isolation
Mechanical Isolation
Behavioral Isolation
Ecological Isolation
Hardy-Weinberg formula
Gene Flow
Genetic Variation
Large Population
Random Mating
Sexual Selection
Natural Selection
Heterozygote Advantage
Natural Selection
Darwin’s Observations (5)
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Stabilizing Selection
Directional Selection
Disruptive Selection
Analogous Structures
Homologous Structures
Vestigial Structures
Adaptive Radiation
Bottleneck Effect
Founder Effect
Genetic Drift
Biological Species Concept
What we will provide:
The classroom will be your “stage” and we will set 2 spots for the concept maps to be created simultaneously.
Paper (ie, the vocabulary words). You just have to know which ones you’re responsible for.
Your audience will be the other team and your teachers.
Resources to Use:
Textbook Chapters 22-24 (all Evolution chapters)
Notes from lectures, reading, and/or reading guides
Animations on www.campbellbiology.com for Chapters 22-24 or YouTube, Bozeman Biology, Khan Academy, etc.
List of AP Biology Standards (see list on back) for this unit
Concept Maps will be created/presented on Tuesday, April 8, 2014