Interactive Reading: The Amazing Story of the Peppered Moth
Duration: Approximately 50 minutes
In this section, the story of the peppered moth in nineteenth-century England illustrates the process of natural selection.
Students track the changes of the peppered moth's appearance over time and connect this case to the concepts of natural selection.
- A portion of this lesson is available as an interactive activity for computer or tablet.
- As an optional extension, consider adding a hands-on activity, such as Candy Dish Selection.
Some teachers find that using headphones helps individual students concentrate on reading.
- While headphones work well when students work individually, they don't work for pairs of students. Consider investing in a class set of headphone splitters that turn one audio jack into two.
Materials (one per student or group)
- electronic device (such as computer, laptop, tablet)