Defender: Natural Selection

Defender: Natural Selection

This game will teach you about forms of adaptation and the role they play in natural selection. You will have to defend your territory by placing animals with different adaptations on your land. Your knowledge about adaptations will help you earn extra points! When you place the right animals to defend your territory, you will win the game.


5 - 8


Biology, Ecology, Earth Science, Geology, Geography, Physical Geography

Pre-Game Discussion Questions:

  • What is one human adaptation that helps us to survive and reproduce?
  • Give an example of an adaptation that has had negative impacts on a species.

Post-Game Discussion Questions:

  • Select one of the defenders that you used in the game and explain its adaptation and how it benefited the organism or other organisms in the game.
  • In the game, the defenders were using their adaptations to protect the seemingly helpless chicks. Give an example in nature where one organism helps another to survive.
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Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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