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Peppered Moth Simulation

Peppered Moth Simulation
Name:______________________________________________ Objective: Simulate changes in moth population due to pollution and predation, and observe how species can change over time. Introduction: Charles Darwin accumulated a tremendous collection of facts to support the theory of evolution by natural selection. The economic changes known as the industrial revolution began in the middle of the eighteenth century. Instructions: Click the link below to read more information on Kettlewell's study of moths. After 5 minutes record the % of dark moths and light moths - you will need this information later. Peppered Moth Simulation at Data and Analysis Read the background information and answer the questions as you go. Life Cycle of the Peppered Moth 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Impact of Pollution 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Kettlewell's Experiments 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Birdseye View 21. Final Analysis 22. 23. 24.

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Animal Farm Episode 1, Part 3 of 10 Previous Posts - Ms. Hastings Science & Social Studies Today we read about the difference between Work and Power and we also watch the two corresponding videos After our reading and videos students were given the option to create a song or draw a cartoon to show what they learned about work and power. Inclined Plane Lab - 36 & 37 Today we completed a lab over inclined planes. As an analysis of their data I let them choose if they wanted to graph the average distance traveled for each of the different ramp heights or if they wanted to graph the farthest trial for each height.As a conclusion I had them answer the following three questions below their graph.1. Forces Gizmo : page 35 Today we completed a Gizmo called Force and Fan cars. As a class we completed the Gizmo and filled in the appropriate information. Forces Haiku : page 34 After discussing forces for the past few days I asked the kids to write me a haiku over the topic. Forces Foldable : page 33 Underneath each of the words we describe what type of force it was. Mass vs.