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Evolution of Populations
In this evolution activity, students review the ideas expressed by Darwin, gene pools, genetic variation, single-gene and polygenic traits, and natural selection. This activity has 9 fill in the blank, 5 multiple choice, and 3 matching questions.
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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
8th - 12th Science
The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Scientific Evidence for Evolution
Humans share about 50% of their genes with a banana. In the video, scholars analyze the scientific evidence for evolution. The instructor spends time discussing Darwin and biogeography, fossils, and homologous structures. Scholars then...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few...
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Designed