How do animals impress a mate?

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Worksheets

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Take a look at all the species of parrots we have in Australia. Or the different species of spiders or beetles. Have you ever wondered why there are so many different species that look really similar?

In this lesson, students will use the Arludo app ‘Cha Cha Island’ and try to dance their way to impressing a mate. They’ll use rhythm and sounds to improve their luck. While dancing, they’ll learn how differences in what mates are looking for will affect how populations change over time, and how this can lead to new species.

Students will learn to explore bar graphs and scatter plots. They will also learn how to interpret graphs with different axes.

This lesson is approximately 1 hour in length.

Students will:
● Learn about how that choosiness can affect how animals look – 5 mins
● Learn about how animals try and impress potential mates – 15 mins
● Use an Arludo app to become an amazing dancer – 10 mins
● Explore the data that you collected with others – 15 mins
● Make conclusions from the data you collected – 15 mins

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