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Unformatted text preview: Natural Selection Lab Abstract: In this lab we were instructed to participate in a board game called Extinction. The board game was designed to simulate the process of natural selection, a key component of evolution. To fully accomplish its attempted simulation, the board game tried to replicate natural or man-made ecological events by various means of game-play; including game cards, spinners, and physical game pieces (barriers). You play the game as directed until only one species is left on the board, or until a previously agreed upon time is reach. If you choose to play the time-limit option, the winner is decided by whomever has the most individuals on the board (aka Darwinia) at the designated time. Procedure: We began the game as instructed, choosing a color, and then proceeding to colonize Darwinia. Then we began completing the actions that the spinner indicated we must, which would include any two of the following: reproduction, migration, competition/predation, changing...
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2008 for the course BIOL 101 taught by Professor Cevin during the Spring '08 term at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
- Spring '08