Preview - Evolution Of Populations

Exploring the model


Please answer the questions below.

Explain how the value set by the 'chance-of-predation' slider affects the population size.

(Try setting at least five different values and observing how it affects the model before explaining the effects.)

Start a new experiment with a mixed population: some mice with dark fur and some mice with light fur.

Let the model run for at least 100 generations ("ticks"). Now change the background and let it run for 100 generations again. 

Repeat the experiment a few times with different backgrounds. 

What sorts of things did you observe in your experiments?

What might explain the observations that you wrote down in the previous question?


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