Charles Darwin Survival Game

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 11.11.19 AMWill your species survive for a million years? Will it survive a viral outbreak, meteorite impacts, predators, temperature changes, and changes in food sources?

In this natural selection simulation, students will choose 3 individuals as their starter population. What traits do they think will increase the chances of survival for their species? Long legs? Long necks? Stripes? Furry or bulky bodies? Only time will tell!

My 6th graders enjoyed playing this game and many were much more successful than I was 🙂

Links:

  • Introduction page (link)
  • Natural Selection – how are traits passes on?
    • Click on Natural Selection in the menu options
  • Who wants to live a million years?
    • Click on Survival Game in the menu options
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2 thoughts on “Charles Darwin Survival Game

  1. Q the Science Teacher December 4, 2016 / 3:36 am

    I cant get this game to work. I downloaded flash player, went to the shockwave site and nothing is working.

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    • Liz LaRosa December 4, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Hi, Sorry you having trouble with it, please contact your school’s Tech Department to help you troubleshoot.

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