Big Ideas Of Science
Average Learning Time
In this ILS students learn about the importance of natural and sexual selection processes in understanding evolution. To study these topics they work through five inquiry phases (Orientation, Conceptualization, Investigation, Conclusion and Discussion) and in addition to learning about biology, they acquire important skills for conducting scientific inquiry. In the ILS students will perform experiments with the online virtual laboratory Sexual Selection in Guppies and collect and analyze data just like the biologist John Endler did when he first investigated the balance of natural and sexual selection in guppy fish in the 1970s.