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Speciation and Genetic Drift Worksheet
Fifteen terms pertaining to speciation, extinction, and gene flow are to be matched to their definitions. This simple, easy-to-read worksheet can be used as a pop quiz for your biology learners when studying natural selection principles and genetic drift.
9th - 12th Science 23 Views 81 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
Natural Selection - The Mechanism of Evolution
A sufficient slide show on natural selection is available to use with your biology class. It introduces viewers to foundations of this mechanism of evolutionary change. Notes are provided to support your lecture on genetic variation and the three types of selection: directional, stabilizing, and disruptive.
9th - 12th Science 32 Views 77 Downloads
Evolution of Populations
The change in genetic makeup of a species over time is explored in this PowerPoint. Facts around parent populations, the Hardy Weinberg principle, and selection under different circumstances contributing to an overall change in genetic make-up are presented.
8th - 12th Science 10 Views 62 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 8 Views 61 Downloads
Population Genetics: Genetic Drift, Natural Selection, and Mutation
Learners discover genetics as it relates to the population. In this biology lesson, students examine mitosis and mutations. They discuss the shift in genetics due to natural selection and genetic drift.
6th - 8th Science 13 Views 86 Downloads
AP: Chapter 23: The Evolution of Populations
How and why do populations change over time? AP biology aces explore this question by completing this assignment. They write the answers to 21 questions regarding population genetics, stability, genetic drift, polymorphism, and selection.
10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
What is Natural Selection?
Examine exactly what is meant by natural selection, as well as how it works in nature and through the assistance of humans. Presented with fun graphics and simple narration, the complex topic of natural selection is clearly explained in eight minutes.
9 mins 6th - 12th Science 25 Views 25 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
Evolution Study Guide
Thirty short-answer questions comprise this detailed review of evolution theory. Many of the questions ask scholars to define vocabulary. Because short answers are required, this learning exercise will take some time to complete. You could give it to your biology class to use as a review of concepts before a quiz.
7th - 10th Science 28 Views 187 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
Mechanisms of Evolution
What does appearance have to do with survival in nature? Allow your future biologists a chance to learn about natural selection through games, flashcards, discussions, and an interesting writing prompt about squirrel colors in the Grand Canyon.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 46 Downloads
Natural Selection Foldable
Students examine and identify examples of species that developed as a result of immigration, genetic drift, and adaptive radiation. They conduct Internet research and define key vocabulary terms, and use their species example on their Natural Selection Foldable.
8th - 9th Science 17 Views 102 Downloads
Inheritance of Genetic Disorders
Students explore inheritance patterns of diseases. In this genetic lesson, students explain how recessive genes may cause human disorders. They identify and research five genetic disorders and present their findings to the class.
9th - 12th Science 22 Views 49 Downloads
Island Biogeography and Evolution: Solving a Phylogenetic Puzzle With Molecular Genetics
Students engage in solving a logic problem based on real organisms and real data. They develop phylogenies for seven related populations of lizards living on the Canary Islands.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 16 Downloads
Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web
A well-written lesson plan, second in a series of four, gets high schoolers exploring how the Antarctic food web is impacted by climate change and the associated melting of polar ice sheets. It begins with a PowerPoint presentation about the polar ecosystem.
9th - 12th Science 73 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
AP: Chapter 20: DNA Technology
This nine-page biotechnology resource contains six pages of questions regarding DNA technology. Questions cover cloning, restriction enzymes, the polymerase chain reaction, different techniques, the human genome project, and more. The last three pages of this resource is an outline of what we have learned and what is yet to uncover about the human genome sequence.
9th - Higher Ed Science 10 Views 55 Downloads
A STEP IN SPECIATION
Students place different subspecies of a CA salamander are placed on grid map of CA according to where samples were collected. Then discuss patterns of their distribution, their likely evolutionary relationships, and probable sequence of formation.
7th - 12th Science 13 Views 29 Downloads