Population Genetics Teacher Resources
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Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel
Learners explore population genetics, or how populations of species change over time, leading to evolution with a video that brings together the principles of Mendel and Darwin and explains and models the Hardy-Weinberg equation.
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans
Sickle cell disease only occurs when both parents contribute the trait, and mostly in those of African descent. Where did it come from? How did it evolve? Tony Allison, a molecular biologist, noticed a connection between sickle cell and...
14 mins 8th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
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
Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: Aggression in Humans
The highlight of this lesson plan is a 53-minute investigative video, Can Science Stop Crime?" The question asked is whether or not aggressive behavior is caused by genetic factors. The answer has to do with genetic complexity, the...
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Reebops a Model "Organism" for Teaching Genetics Concepts
Reebops are cute, marshmallow-based creatures that can be used to teach inheritance. Beginning biologists draw strips of paper that represent chromosomes from two envelopes, one for the father, and one for the mother. Each parent...
7th - 12th
Avoiding Bottlenecks - Atlantic Sturgeon
This film explores two phenomena that occur when a breeding population is too small, the bottleneck and founder effects, both which result in insufficient genetic diversity. The Atlantic sturgeon in the James River are an endangered...
11 mins 8th - Higher Ed
How To Use Hardy-Weinberg to Find Gene Frequencies in s Wild Population
Young scholars explore the gene frequency in Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium experiments. They inquire into the studies of both black and gray squirrels. Basically the population genetics of certain squirrel populations. The species of each...
8th - 11th