Students simulate bass populations with and without fishing pressure, gather data from the simulation, analyze it by making graphs, and draw conclusions about what maintains variation in personality type and how fishing could cause evolutionary change in personality in populations that are fished.
At the conclusion of the lesson, students will be able to:
- List the three requirements for evolution by natural selection
- Phenotypic variation in a trait exists within a population
- The phenotypes must be heritable
- Some phenotypes have higher fitness than others
- Determine whether evolution happened in a given situation and how it happened.
- Explain potential ecological and evolutionary effects of not using natural resources in a sustainable manner