In this peer-instruction case study, students will learn about macroevolution and microevolution through iguanas speciation. Students take the role of evolutionary biologists and are tasked to predict the evolutionary forces that will act on a group of iguanas.
These iguanas have been living on an island until two hurricanes led them to drift and land on a different island. The students are tasked to design an experiment to test their predictions. This case study uses the flipped-classroom strategy in which students will prepare for the task by watching videos, reading the assigned sections of the book and performing a quiz before entering the classroom. Assigned videos to watch: Species concepts, Speciation. In the classroom, students will provide their predictions, design the experiment to test these predictions and answer clicker questions to strengthen their understanding of evolutionary forces.
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