Learning objects Natural selection

TLF ID M019504

This is an interactive resource in which students explore natural selection by controlling an environment and causing mutations in rabbits. Students can select vary environments, selection pressures, mutations and associated genetics, and then observe the populations change. This interactive resource is supported by tips for teachers and ideas for using the resource submitted by other educators.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a very useful resource for the year ten science curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions referring to heritable characteristics and natural selection.
  • This is a somewhat useful resource for the year five science curriculum, addressing the content description referring to adaptations.
  • This resource is also relevant to the systems organising idea of the sustainibility cross-curriculum priority.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
  • URL: http://phet.colorado.edu/
  • Publisher
  • Name: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://phet.colorado.edu/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • Online
Rights
  • © 2015 University of Colorado. This resource may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence, available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, provided that the source is acknowledged. PhET logo may be used for attribution purposes only.