Survival of the fittest

September 14, 2018 | Ms. Laberee's Form VII Biology class is starting off the year studying evolution and biodiversity.

Today's experiment focussed on natural selection. In small groups, students were given tweezers and pliers and tasked with analyzing how even slight variations in beak size (represented by the tweezers and pliers) can make a difference in how much food they were able to collect. The activity was an opportunity for students to see how changing environments can give some animals a selective advantage, which in the wild can mean life or death.

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.