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Materials: scissors plastic spoons tweezers large binder clips paper clips rubber bands

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toothpicks dried macaroni plastic cups

paper plates

Paper Clips

Rubber bands

Toothpicks

Macaroni

Class Data: Average the data together for each beak type. Beak Paper clips Rubber bands Spoon Binder clip Tweezers Scissors

Toothpicks

Macaroni

Qualitative Observations: Record your qualitative observations of this activity below.

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Graphing the Data: 1. In this experiment, what is the independent variable? What is the dependent variable? (One Sentence).

From this point on, all questions are to be answered in HONORS LEVEL quality! A loss of 5% of the question’s point value will be taken for each answer that does NOT meet my expectations. 2. Explain why it is better to assess the results or create a graph from the entire class average data, rather than using only your own data?

3. For this experiment, is it better to use a bar graph or a line graph to display the data? Explain.

Graph:

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Date: _____________

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From this point on, all questions are to be answered in HONORS LEVEL quality! A loss of 5% of the question’s point value will be taken for each answer that does NOT meet my expectations. Analysis: 1. What did you notice about your behavior and the behavior of the other “birds”? Was the behavior of the birds analogous to the behavior of real birds in the wild? Explain.

2. Which beak was best adapted to each type of food? Which beak was least adapted to each type of food? Explain.

3. Obviously, most habitats have more than one food type available. This was simulated in step 7 of the Procedure.
What was your strategy when all food items were available? How did this differ from your strategy in the previous scenario? Explain.

4. What if the paper clips were high-protein beetles that were 4 times more nutritious than any other food items? How would your feeding strategy change? Explain.

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5. What would happen if all the bird types in this activity flew to an island where no birds had been before and they only food available was macaroni? Which birds would be most successful? Which birds would be least successful? Explain.

6. If we came back to the same island (from #5) in 50 years, what would you expect to see? What type of birds will live on the island? Explain.

Conclusion: 1. How does this lab simulation provide support for the theory of evolution (CHANGE OVER TIME)? This answer should be more than one paragraph! Use the back of this page if you need more room to write.

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