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In Applied Science ECT we have spent the past two weeks looking at adaptations and natural selection. During our adaptations unit, students “created” a brand new species that lives on an alien planet completely different than Earth. They were tasked with drawing their organism along with 5 unique adaptations to help them survive the harsh environments in which they live. For our natural selection unit, students became predators and got to eat the prey (Jelly Beans) in their environment. Students ate the prey that had poor adaptations (the “yummy” cherry and strawberry flavored jelly beans) while the prey that possessed good adaptations (the “gross” black licorice flavored jelly beans) survived, reproduced and passed on these beneficial traits to their offspring.