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Simulation Games for Animal Behavior: Red Fish, Blue Fish; Exploring Sexual Selection and Color Polymorphism

This game is one of three submitted for use in an upper level course that focuses on animal behavior. The games are paired with a published article from the primary literature, and students should read and prepare to both discuss the article and explore the hypotheses on which the studies have been based. This active learning helps to engage students in the course material and especially to see how concepts relate to real scientific studies.
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Resource Group Animal Behavior Society Collection
Primary or BEN resource type
Secondary resource type
General Biology Core Concepts
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords alternative strategies, animal behavior, fitness, game theory, polymorphism, sexual selection
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Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description This is an active learning exercise that can be incorporated into a single 50-min class session as long as student participants prepare. An option is to have a small team of students lead the discussion and activity.
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Colby College
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Secondary Author Name(s) Catherine R. Bevier
Secondary Author Affiliation(s) Colby College
Secondary Author Email(s)
Submitter Name Catherine R. Bevier
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Date Of Record Submission 2016-01-10

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