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The Speciation simulation allows learners to manipulate environmental factors in order to understand the effects on a population of birds.


Unique ways to use this simulation

There are multiple ways you can use this simulation to build learner knowledge. For example:

  • Ask students identify  which variable changes alter the evolution of a species.
  • Ask students identify which variable changes don’t lead to an altered species.
  • Ask students identify which variable changes would cause a population to go extinct.
  • Ask students to identify which variable is most likely to cause the biggest alteration.


Basic setup instructions

  1. Copy the widget link by clicking on the Get Component button at the top of this page.
  2. In the Author Tool, add a Blank component from the Components tab and resize it to your liking.
  3. Paste the url that you’ve just copied into the Component’s source.
  4. With the component selected, Click on Configure and select Options to set it up. This widget is set entirely via the options menu.
  5. Among many other things, instructors can set the sim to decide:
    • Whether the learners work with bird or moth populations.
    • Which variables are visible for students to manipulate.



Advanced setup

Contact our team for help setting up the simulation and trap states in your lessons.

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