Evolution cards

Evolution cards
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

This online resource details a student activity involving natural selection.

The resource is an academic paper that details how two sets of playing cards and some easily made props can be used to demonstrate how inheritance and natural selection through environmental changes can affect the evolution of a species.

The paper gives details of the hands-on activity the students use as well as showing examples of the statistics that can be used to demonstrate the effect.

The paper also acts as limited background notes for the topic.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S10U02 (Year 10)

Additional Information

This activity is best undertaken by Year 10–12 students because of the maths required.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living... > ACSSU185
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences