Two Species or One?

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This task, administered as a summative transfer assessment completed at the end of Bend 2 of the NextGen Storylines unit “Why Don’t Antibiotics Work Like They Used To?”, asks students to consider a phenomenon-based problem: bird population decline on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. Throughout the task, students consider data about genetic and physical similarities and differences to make supported claims about whether a population of birds found on Norfolk Island be issued special protections as a species, or if they should be considered part of others species’ populations.

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