Lessons for Finches

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  • Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies) - … Galapagos in 1835 and found 13 species of finch living on different islands. The finches were similar in size and coloration, but … " until 1859). Darwin decided that these finches all used to have bills like other finches, but when they came to live on … are for crushing hard seeds. Ground finches have beaks adapted for crushing seeds. Medium finches are better adapted at eating small seeds … larger seeds. Wide beaks allow these finches to take in more food. Many of the finches in the Galapagos are not yet …
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  • Adaptation Investigation - … islands? Finish with a discussion of the different types of finches on the Galapagos Islands, their different beak shapes and distributions … Galapagos in 1835 and found 13 species of finch living on different islands. The finches were similar in size and coloration, but … of the Beagle". Darwin decided that these finches all used to have bills like other finches, but when they came to live … are for crushing hard seeds. Ground finches have beaks adapted for crushing seeds. Medium finches are better adapted at eating small seeds …
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  • How Evolution Works - … QuickTime Video Finch Beak Data Sheet PDF Document Answer Key to Darwin's Finches PDF Document Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches JPEG Image … Used in this Lesson: Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches JPEG Image Evolution of Camouflage Evolution of Camouflage … Ideas: How Does Evolution Really Work? QuickTime Video Finch Beak Data Sheet Finch Beak Data Sheet PDF Document Life's Grand Design …
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  • Birds of a Feather Flock to the Web - … cite, and briefly review two Web sites with information on finches commonly found in their state or country. Resources / Materials: -student journals -pens/ pencils -classroom blackboard -copies of "Finch DNA Shows Darwin Was Right" (one per student) -copies of … that this "may still be in progress among the Galapagos finches"? 3. Distribute the worksheet "Creating Web Bibliographies: A Scavenger Hunt …
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  • How Does Evolution Work? - … ? Study the mechanisms by which evolution operates. Activities Darwin's Finches Teacher's Guide Web Resources Evolution Library "Natural Selection in Real Time" Handouts "Grants' Finch Study Data" "Answer Key to Darwin's Finches" Evolution Web Feature "An Origin of Species … of the finches on Daphne Major. Ask: How do you know that finches' beak depth is heritable? How did the finch population change …
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  • Evolutionary Exchange - … really tell us?" by Jonathan Wells which discusses Darwin's finches from the position of an intelligent design theorist. -Darwinism proponent … do these fossils provide to paleontologists? How do Darwin's finches provide evidence for evolution and adaptation? -Suggested Web resource: The … /01/6/l_016_02.html) contains information about how Darwin's finches exemplify the theory of natural selection. GROUP C: "Purposeful Patterns …
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  • Natural Selection - … popular misconception that Darwin, on seeing the 13 species of finches in the Galapagos, deduced very quickly that natural selection had … table to indicate on which island(s) each species of finch is found. Also indicate which of these species was collected by Darwin. * List evidence of speciation in these finches. * Perform a Web or library search to locate other island … species that show a similar adaptive radiation to Darwin's finches. * Write a three- to six-page, illustrated report to explain …
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  • Our Universe: Designed or Evolved? - … two ideas Key Words Include: adaptation, Creationism, Darwin, Darwin's finches, Darwin's theory, Evolution, HOX genes, hypothesis, Intelligent Design (ID … not? WELLS/SCOTT VIEWS 1. What study of Darwin's Finches demonstrated "evolution in action"? Does Wells agree or disagree? Why … conclusion. 3. Why are the Grants' studies of Darwin's finches considered so significant by evolutionary biologists? Are there any other …
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  • Introduction to Natural Selection - … any misunderstandings. Ask the following: What were some characteristics the finches developed to give them an advantage in surviving? How do … : What do you think caused some heritable characteristics in the finches? Even though the beans that "survived" the activity depended on … activity? What could have changed the whole progression of the finches? Assessment The lab reports will serve as an assessment, but …
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  • The Beaks of the Finches - … Shortly after Peter Grant published Natural Selection and Darwin's Finches, (Scientific American, Oct. 1991) he accepted an invitation to speak … evolution by natural selection Read Natural Selection and Darwin's Finches Complete 1/2 page long responses that analyze or interpret … 's lecture period(44 minutes) Activity: The Beaks of the Finches Materials: 10-12 petri dishes 5-6 large Syracuse dishes …
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