Evolution - How Do Bunny Populations Change Over Time?

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Variation exists in populations
Inheritance of those variations
Differential survival and reproduction
Adaptation within the population

1. Match the statement  to the picture that best represents it.   
2. Write a caption for each image to explain what is happening. 


wolf and rabbits

two rabbits

two rabbits

Other Resources on Evolution

Natural Selection with Bunnies and Wolves - interactive simulation at phet.colorado.edu where students manipulate variables such as climate, fur color, presence of predator, or food limitations.

Snake Detection Hypothesis - study showing how humans may have evolved the ability to detect snakes

African Elephant: Change Over Time - examine a graph showing the number of elephants with tusks, showing that the number has changed as a result of poaching

Speciation on Daphne Major (Big Birds Get No Love) - data analysis showing how the size of finch beaks changes as a result of a drought