ERIC Number: EJ1003669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
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Natural Selection Is a Sorting Process: What Does that Mean?
Price, Rebecca M.
American Biology Teacher, v75 n2 p130-131 Feb 2013
To learn why natural selection acts only on existing variation, students categorize processes as either creative or sorting. This activity helps students confront the misconception that adaptations evolve because species need them.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Evolution, Classification
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