Activity: (U4 M3) Bunnies VS. Wolves
You are about to build upon your understanding of natural selection using a free computer simulation that allows you to manipulate bunny populations to test the effects of environment, presences of predators, and bunny characteristics on the survivability of your population.
This simulation requires Java, so be sure that your Java is up-to-date to ensure the simulation will work properly.
You will need to download the simulation program, which can be found at the download page for the natural selection simulator. (Webpage) Depending on your computer security settings, you may receive a warning that this file could be harmful to your computer. Rest assured, it is not a harmful file.
To learn how to use the simulator and perform some experiments that can be conducted in your bunny populations, download the following document:
Bunnies vs. Wolves Worksheet (Google Doc)
It is recommended that you print out this worksheet and answer the analysis questions by hand as you complete the Activity. This Activity is not to be turned in or graded. However, there will be questions on the Credit Unit Assessment regarding this Activity.