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:

  • I removed the link, looks like you can’t play in online anymore, needs to be downloaded now and says might be harmful?
  • 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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4 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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      • Francesca July 26, 2017 / 12:11 pm

        The link is dangerous to download in any computer. That’s the sign that appears in my computer and that’s the reason why my school’s tech department didn’t want to give acces. Is there something we can do about it?

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      • Liz LaRosa July 26, 2017 / 4:01 pm

        That’s too bad, it didn’t need to be downloaded before, I removed the link until I find a replacement. Thank you for letting me know. ~Liz

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