Aug 102012

In this lesson, students explore how different competitive strategies will affect how well organisms survive in a population. Students will play a game simulating several strategies in different environmental conditions (including cannibalism!), collect data from the game, and use these data to draw conclusions about the success of their strategies. The results of the game can be used to discuss how kin selection may influence evolution.




At the conclusion of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • Graph their data and draw conclusions based on their results
  • Explain how environmental conditions impact the success of different evolutionary strategies
  • Explain how kin selection might affect evolution in a population


The lesson was created by GK-12 Fellow Sara Garnett, 2012