Genetic Drift Teacher Resources
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Scientists, Wolves, and the United States Government
High school biologists try to determine if the red wolf is a purebred species or a hybrid of coyote and gray wolf by examining the DNA fingerprints of all three. Twenty-one pages of material are provided here, including student worksheets and a plethora of extension ideas.
9th - 10th Science 9 Views 11 Downloads
Why Does Evolution Matter Now?
Students examine how natural selection creates antibiotic-resistant bacteria, recognize applications of evolutionary principles for medicine, agriculture, and conservation, and discuss how science contributes to decisions in context of society.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 88 Downloads
Selection and Variation in the Egyptian Origami Bird
Using origami paper birds, your biology class will experiment with mutations and natural selection to determine wing position, length, and width. It would be helpful to provide a worksheet to go with the activity that includes a procedure for creating the birds and for the natural selection exercise.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 57 Downloads
Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to demonstrate faulting and folding of Earth's crust.
6th - 9th Science 215 Views 481 Downloads
Mechanisms for Evolution
The concept approached in this PowerPoint is the overall frequency of genetic factors in a population. The Hardy Weinberg Theorum is explained. Examples are given using alleles and genotypes of wildflower color to illustrate the numbers. Other examples are used to explain genetic drift and geographical variation and selection.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Math Morphing Proximate and Evolutionary Mechanisms
Students identify the different types of fractals. In this geometry lesson, students use math to analyze different biological phenomena. They collect data from the experiments and construct graphs.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 7 Downloads
How Do New Species Form?
Students read an article by Niles Eldridge about species and the environment and break into small groups to discuss it. They write essays noting strengths and weaknesses of punctuated equilibrium and gradualism, or other topics listed.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Critical Analysis of Evolution
Tenth graders discuss anomalies in nature and science. They discuss times that anomalies led to the collection of data that explained the phenomena and contributed to changing scientific understandings. Students work in groups to research different aspects of evolutionary theory.
10th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Disperse or Decrease
Students explore the dispersal of animals.. Students take on the role of a specific animal. They simulate finding a new home due to overpopulation. Through hands-on activities performed during the simulation, students discover the area and distance effects of dispersal.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Change Through Time
In this evolution worksheet, students will complete a table by writing in the era and biological event based on 4 different time periods of Earth's history. Students will answer 8 fill in the blank questions based on the different origin of life theories.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 143 Downloads
Exploring Variation in a Population
Seventh graders conclude how genes control a trait. In this data collecting lesson, 7th graders explore how traits controlled by multiple genes can affect how frequent the trait is present in a population. They will conduct a survey of phenotypes present in their classmates and use this data to draw conclusions about the variations in the population of their classmates.
7th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads