Natural Selection Science Games

5 games

In this series of games, your students will learn that sometimes the differences in characteristics between individuals of the same species provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. Natural Selection learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

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Concepts Covered

A trait is a characteristic of an organism. Some examples of traits in plants and animals are size, color, texture, shape, and patterns. There can be a variety of traits among a group of similar organisms. The differences in traits between individuals of the same species can help some organisms survive better than others in their environments.

Plants and animals inherit genetic information from their parents. The genetic information that plants and animals inherit determines many of their traits. Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have inherited different mixtures of genetic information from their parents.

Organisms that survive long enough in their environments can reproduce and pass on their genetic information. Survival is the ability of an organism to stay alive in its environment. Reproduction occurs when an organism produces another organism.

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