Allele Frequencies

One way scientists describe diversity in a population is through allele frequencies. The video explains how to perform these simple calculations. Then it presents the Hardy-Weinberg assumptions and the difference between acclimation and adaptation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare and contrast adaptation and acclimation
  • List the Hardy-Weinberg assumptions found at 3:20 in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of alleles
Pros

  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
  • Uses examples to show calculations
Cons

  • None
Common Core