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Fancy Fish: Gene Frequency
High school biology learners simulate gene flow within a population of fish. They hold colored fish cards as identification and carry "Good & Plenty®” candies to represent alleles, the recessive homozygous of which is lethal. You will need to construct the fish cards and set obstacles up around the room for fish to swim around.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 5 Downloads
Students use a mathematical simulation of genetic drift to answer questions about the factors that influence this evolutionary process. They run a series of simulations varying allele frequency and population size and then analyze their data and propose a model to explain their results.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Measuring Evolution of Populations
The five agents of evolutionary change are reviewed in this slideshow. Definitions of common terms involved with populations and equilibrium are given, and there are some presentations of Hardy Weinberg equations for common examples of characteristics of populations.
7th - 10th Science 11 Views 26 Downloads
Measuring Evolution of Populations
The Hardy-Weinberg principle is the focus of this concise slideshow. Some vocabulary definitions are given on the first 2 slides, and the rest are given over to examples of the Hardy-Weinberg theorem. Calculations of the H-W principle are shown applied to sickle cell and malaria.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 23 Downloads
Roger Rabbit's Family ~ A Study of Population Genetics
Here is a cute, yet practical assignment for using the Hardy-Weinberg principle for determining allele frequency in an imaginary family of rabbits. Roger Rabbit, an albino bunny, noticed that some bunnies in his clan had brown fur. Your junior geneticists examine the genotypes for 200 members of the clan and calculate frequency.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 6 Downloads
Molecular Approaches to Evolution
Students examine the molecular studies of organisms that have led to a new era in their understanding of speciation and evolutionary relationships. Students study the allelic frequency of genes controlling specific molecules and assess historical continuity among closely and distantly related species.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Allele Frequencies and Sickle Cell Anemia Lab
Students investigate how selective forces like food, predation and diseases affect evolution. For this genetics lesson, students use red and white beans to simulate the effect of malaria on allele frequencies. They analyze data collected from the experiment and answer analysis questions at the end of the lab.
7th - 9th Science 4 Views 12 Downloads
Hardy Har Har: Investigating the Hardy-Weinberg Principle
Well, shiver me timbers! Biology pupils practice using the Hardy-Weinberg principle for computing change in gene frequency within a fictional population of pirates. The genetic trait being analyzed is the presence of sea legs, legs that prevent them from falling over when the ship is tossing.
9th - 12th Math 19 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
In the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, some tiny creatures show just how quickly natural selection can turn a mutation into an advantageous adaptation. Watch a video about rock pocket mice, who show that one small change can make all the difference in survival when the landscape changes drastically.
9th - 12th Math 19 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Population Genetics and Informatics
For advanced biology learners, here an interesting presentation on Alu elements within a population. It begins by teaching viewers how to perform calculations for alellic and genotypic frequencies. The second half of the slide show walks them through the use of an online allele server.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
After learning to calculate probabilities for single examples of genetic crosses in a previous lecture, students are exposed to the concept that allele and genotype frequencies in a population remain in constant equilibrium. A reasonable grasp of math is necessary to comprehend this presentation.
15 mins 10th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Again, the basis for trait inheritance and the impact of alleles in phenotypes was covered in previous videos. This presentation focuses on gender and the likelihood of traits if they are sex-linked. Sal tells a great anecdote about where the blame should have been placed for Henry VIII's female offspring.
14 mins 10th - 12th Science 7 Views 30 Downloads
Evolution of Populations
For this evolution worksheet, students look at the role genes play in the transferring of traits to generations. Students review gene pools, natural selection, and genetic drift. This worksheet has 5 fill in the blank and 15 multiple choice questions.
9th - Higher Ed Science 16 Views 134 Downloads
A Lesson on the Nature of Science
If you are looking for a great way to present natural selection in humans, look no further. This handout is intended to accompany the 14-minute video The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans, which can be found on the publisher's website.
7th - 12th Science 29 Views 49 Downloads
Genes within Populations
Finally, here is a genetics worksheet that does not include Punnett squares! Designed for a more advanced class, biology learners will compare Lamarck's concept of evolution with Darwin's. They will explore the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium principle, compare allele and genotype frequencies, and describe agents of evolutionary change.
11th - Higher Ed Science 9 Views 61 Downloads