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Science-Natural Selection

Science-Natural Selection

Author: Martin Pantoja

3-LS4-2 Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

Students will be able to explain verbally on why certain species can survive in different environments with certain physical characteristics evident within the range of the same species while also discussing the advantages of those species in their environments. 

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There are a variety of species that can adapt tp different environments in order to survive. The adaptations that these species make, are fundamental in their process of natural selection. The species within this tutorial are only a couple of examples that are easy to notice their difference in physical characteristics.


Darwin's Finches has been a theory which has been talked and studied throughout time in which the characteristics of the finches varies on the type of environment that each one lives within.

Darwin's Finches

This video will explain how Darwin's Finch theory came about and why their characteristics and adaptation allow them to survive in different environments.


Butterflies usually use their wings to adapt their bodies to their current environment while also making them a weapon to scare off potential predators.


Darwin's theory has been one of the most studied in Science even today. Natural selection may be considered by all students, if not already, as one of the most important topics to study and understand today.


Take out a blank piece of paper and explain:

1) "What was Darwin's theory called, and what did it propose regarding the finch species?"

2) How can his theory on finches be applied/use to explain differences with other similar species?