California Academy of Sciences: Knee-Deep in Green Peppers

This activity uses green peppers to provide a concrete example of high reproductive potential. 

This sets the stage for understanding the “struggle for existence” concept that was proposed by Malthus and that influenced both Darwin and Wallace in developing their ideas about evolution.

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Biology, Botany, Evolution
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7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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