Finch Evolution

Four decades of research on finch species that live only on the Galápagos Islands illuminate how species form and multiply.

HHMI BioInteractive Finch Resources:

The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch

Effects of Natural Selection on Finch Beak Size

Evolution in Action: Data Analysis

Sorting Finch Species

Natural Selection and the Evolution of Darwin's Finches

Beak of the Finch Film with Quiz

Educator Publications of Modified Resources:

Many instructors modify and expand HHMI BioInteractive resources based on their course context and students, and QUBES offers a space to share these materials and teaching approaches. Some of these modifications were produced by participants in the 2016 HHMI/QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network.

Students evaluate evidence for evolution of Darwin's finches using authentic research data sets collected by Peter and Rosemary Grant.
introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Majors, 1 Hour

Natural Selection and Galápagos Finches

Liesl McCormick

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Finch Evolution Collection v1.0

A worksheet and accompanying data set that guides students through making and interpreting frequency distributions, selection differentials, and fitness functions.
Evolution, Resources @ HHMI - BioInteractive