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Table 3 Predictions devised by grade 11 students when asked “if mowing time frames differ among schools, do you think that there will be a difference in the plants?” Predictions in bold represent those that were not directly related to the principles of natural selection

From: The dandelion evolution outreach program: learning through inquiry-based community engagement

Mowing Frequency
Increased Decreased
Faster growth Faster life cycle Lower population Higher population Shorter stems Lower reproduction Higher reproduction More dispersion More seeds Higher density Lower survival Thicker and stronger stems Selection for a medium height Stronger and deeper roots Change in colour Change in pollinator Change in dispersion Lower population Higher population Taller stems