In The Make, students will:

Participate in a survival game to discover how different traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment. They will track and analyze data to describe trends based on inherited traits. They will then write and produce a mini nature documentary to explain natural selection and adaptations.

STANDARDS
MS-LS4-4: Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment. 
MS-LS4-6: Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
MS-LS1-4: Use argument based on evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively


Time Required: 220–230 minutes