A reading text about cooperative foraging in the animal kingdom and in our early ancestors
Worksheet: Natural selection of traits for cooperative foraging
A worksheet in which students calculate and graph the changes in the frequencies of traits related to cooperative foraging in a population over several generations, exploring the role of variation, fitness consequences and trait inheritance in evolutionary change.
- Teaching material type Worksheet
- Subject Areas Biology, Human Evolution
- Suitable Grade Levels 9-12
- Concepts Cooperation, Natural selection, Social temperament
- Content Anchors Ancient Ancestors
Author: Susan Hanisch
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