Natural Selection in Peppered Moths Activity

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This natural selection in peppered moths activity is sure to be a memorable and meaningful activity in your natural selection and evolution unit! In this activity your students will learn about the natural selection of peppered moths, color in a paper moth to camouflage in the classroom, and simulate natural selection by acting as a predator to find classmates’ camouflaged moths. Low-prep, engaging, and super-fun!

 

 

Description

This natural selection in peppered moths activity is sure to be a memorable and meaningful activity in your natural selection and evolution unit! In this activity your students will learn about the natural selection of peppered moths, color in a paper moth to camouflage in the classroom, and simulate natural selection by acting as a predator to find classmates’ camouflaged moths. Low-prep, engaging, and super-fun!

 

Your students will be introduced to the peppered moth, adaptations, and natural selection in a 1-page reading with questions. Then students will color in a paper moth to camouflage it in your classroom. They will hide their moths in the classroom and then act as a predator as they try to find their classmates’ camouflaged moths. To culminate the activity, students will answer three analysis questions.

 

Two PDF versions are included. One standard version where students write thier answers and color directly on the handout, and one paper-saving version that serves as a class copy! An answer key and a Google Slides link is also included.

 

TOPICS 

  • Peppered Moths
  • Natural Selection
  • Evolution
  • Adaptations
  • Industrial Melanism
  • Camouflage

 

Students do not need any prior knowledge before completing this activity and can do it all on their own! This is perfect for an engagement activity, extension activity, or just a really fun get-out-of-your-seats and interact activity! Students will love it and remember it for years to come!

 

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
– 2 PDF Versions of Student Handout (2 Pages Each)
– Google Slides Version of Student Handout
– Answer Key

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