Driving Question: Are humans deciding the fate of future species?

Project:   Create a story to describe the events of a wolf population over multiple generations in a changing environment.


Required Activities

Additional Resources

Dogs Decoded  1:  Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population (LS3-3)

What is a trait notes

Genetic Recombination notes

Human Traits Survey (Individual)

Baby Wolf Pups Lab (Individual)

Pitbull Punnett Square Problems 

Dogs Decoded Project

Dogs Decoded   2:  Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence (LS4-1)

Evidence for Evolution Notes

Dogs Decoded Project

  • Biology Text:  Evidence of Evolution page 310-314

Dogs Decoded   3:  Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species (LS4-5)

Dogs Decoded Project

Isolation & Speciation Notes

Types of Selection Notes

  • Biology Text:  330-338, 344-351

Dogs Decoded   4 : Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.  (LS2-8.)

Dogs Decoded Project

Wolf Adaptations Notes

SCIENCE Standard 1:

Planning & Evaluation

Baby Wolf Pups Lab

Checks Lab

SCIENCE Standard 2:

Data Analysis & Technology

Baby Wolf Pups Lab

Human Traits Survey

SCIENCE Standard 3:

Communication & Work Ethic

Checks Lab

Human Traits Survey

Baby Wolf Pups Lab

Pittbull Punnett Square Problems