Natural Selection

Natural selection is one of the forces that leads to evolutionary change. Natural selection occurs when individuals have different chances of survival and reproduction based on their inherited traits. This simulation explores the survival of prey species individuals based on their coloring and the environment. The user controls the predator in the simulation and "eats" the prey by clicking on them. The resources page includes a lesson option for this activity. See the natural selection blog post for additional discussion of the activity. For additional evolution data collection, check out the population genetics simulation.

Click on the "Introduction" button to read additional information, then select an environment and click "Run Simulation" to start eating!