Biol 3XXX low-stakes writing assignment
Write-to-learn prompts for Biol 3XXX
1. 5-minute paper: are the following statements correct? For each statement answer yes or no and explain why.
‚ÄúNatural selection is survival of the fittest.‚Ä?
‚ÄúNatural selection is survival of the luckiest.‚Ä?
At the end of the 5 minutes, discuss your answers in groups of 3 to 4 people for 5 minutes. I will then ask each group for their answers and explanations. The papers will not be collected.
2. 10-minute exercise. What results would you expect from today‚Äôs experiment? Sketch in your lab manual a graph of phenotype versus frequency for 1) before selection and 2) after selection and explain your predictions in a few sentences. The lab manual will not be collected, but these predictions will part of your next lab report. Recording your predictions now will be useful since you may not recall them clearly when you reach the stage to write up the entire lab. At the end of the 10 minutes I will ask some volunteers to share their predictions with the class.