Picking Off The Peppered Moth

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In the Peppered Moths Game, students take on the role of the hunter and learn why they might eat one moth instead of another. Students will learn about the life cycle of the peppered moth, what natural selection is, and how the peppered moth uses animal camouflage. Peppered Moths are a great example of natural selection driving evolution, so this educational game is applicable in a number of contexts – not just entomology.

Check out this link for a similar interactive game about social bees “waggle dance”.


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1 review for Picking Off The Peppered Moth

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    This is a fantastic resource for learning about natural selection. Students can adjust the environmental conditions and play as a predator (bird) of moths, and see how population phenotypes change. We would love to see more lesson-related materials for teachers.

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