Evolutionary Development: Chicken Teeth

The development of regulatory genes and the evolution of genes is the focus of a video that shows viewers how closely related we are to not only chimps but to other organisms as well. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners research more about Evo-Devo and share findings with the class
  • Instruct students to research more about the fruit fly experiment in Switzerland and share findings with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The narrator uses interesting language like fricking numerous times throughout the video
  • Video 17 in a series of 40
Pros

  • Includes a table of contents if teachers want to show only specific segments
  • Related videos are embedded 
  • Includes an engaging example of fruit fly eyeball gene and where it grew
Cons

  • Language may not be appropriate to your learning situation
Common Core

NGSS