Genetic Drift Teacher Resources
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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
New Review 501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository, narrative, and literary response), and each category comes with a general rubric and a set of sample essays.
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Open Wide and Trek Inside
Don't underestimate the value of a clean mouth! Here is a six-lesson unit that details everything a youngster needs to know about oral hygiene. It includes lessons on the purpose of a mouth and teeth, the nature of oral bacteria and the process of tooth decay, and finally how we can work to keep our mouths healthy.
K - 4th Health CCSS: Adaptable
Disperse or Decrease
Learners 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, learners discover the area and distance effects of dispersal.
5th - 8th Science
Wellness and the Organic Food Movement
Twelfth graders examine their activities and discuss how they impact the environment. In groups, they research the organic food movement and discuss how it changed the type of foods eaten. To end the lesson, they examine the impact of genetic engineering on wildlife and soil.