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Adaptation, Natural Selection and Winged Fruits

In this activity from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), students investigate the role of natural selection in evolution by considering the extent to which the winged fruits from a tree are adapted for successful dispersal.

This practical approach to studying natural selection and competition encourages students to formulate and test a hypothesis, as well as develop their mathematical skills through data handling, measurement and graphing skills. Further areas for investigation are suggested to extend the activity.

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