Artificial Selection “Pretzel Dish” Game Lesson

This product includes a common core aligned lesson plan, handouts, and PowerPoint to teach students about artificial selection. Students will play the “Pretzel Dish” Game to have a hands on approach to learning about how humans influence the evolution of certain species by choosing specific traits over a number of generations. In this lesson the dog is used to demonstrate how humans have created various breeds of dogs by the process of selective breeding. The files are in pdf.

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Christina Sorrentino

Ms. Christina Sorrentino is a graduate of the Teacher Education Honors Academy (TEHA) at the College of Staten Island, where she spent four years of her undergraduate studies receiving hands on experience in the teaching field by assisting in middle school and high school classrooms. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Adolescent 7-12 Education. Ms. Sorrentino then went on to receive a Masters of Education with a concentration in Middle Generalist 5-8 Special Education. She has taught chemistry, living environment, earth science, and religion in general education and Integrated co-teaching classrooms.

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