In the wild, species must cope with changing factors in their environment -- new predators, fewer available resources, more difficult access to mates, and variable weather. The interaction of all of these factors, coupled with the gradual nature of the changes that result, make evolution a complex subject to study. With these hands-on labs, students delve into realistic, yet simplified, models of the natural world. They learn how natural selection influences evolution.
Note: Breeding Bunnies could be used as part of a genetics unit. It shows how genetics provides insight into the mechanisms of evolution.