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Marooned in the Galapagos
I. Scenario: Trip to the Galapagos to Learn about Evolution and Adaptation via Natural Selection
II. Life on a Desert Island
A. The Galapagos IslandsIII. What are Penguins Doing at the Equator? - The Galapagos Penguin
C. Island Variation
D. In-Class Survival Exercise (part 1)
A. Where do the Galapagos organisms come from?IV. Shipwrecked – How to Survive on a Desert Island
B. How do organisms get to the Galapagos?
A. Land IguanasV. Relationships among Species – Coevolution of Giant Tortoises and Cacti
B. Marine Iguanas
C. Speciation by divergence of land and marine iguanas
D. In-Class Survival Exercise (part 2)
A. The Giant Tortoise – TestudoVI. It's a Cinch to Be a Finch
B. Prickly Pear Cactus – Opuntia
C. Coevolution of predator and prey
A. Adaptive Radiation in a New Environment - Beak Structure and Function
B. Natural Selection in Action – Variation in Beak Size and Shape – Does It Matter?