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Pasta Worm Lab Questions

Answer these questions in complete sentences.

  1. Which worms suffered the highest predation?
  2. Predict how the worm population will change over many generations.
  3. We conducted this simulation during the wet season when the grass was green. Predict what would happen to the worm population if we did this simulation during the dry season when the grass had turned brown.
  4. Now that you know there are wet and dry seasons, predict how the worm population will change over many generations.
  5. Make a graph comparing the predation rates by worm color. Remember that you are starting with different numbers of each color.
  6. Discuss the simulation in terms of natural selection.