Examples of Natural Selection

Viewers explore real-world examples of both evolution and natural selection as the instructor discusses changes to the environment, mutations causing changes in phenotypes and changing the fitness in organisms, and how humans are impacting evolution through antibiotic resistance. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Video fits best after introducing natural selection
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource requires a computer, access to the Internet, and a projection system
  • Remember YouTube comments are open the public and may not be appropriate for your young scholars
  • Video assumes learners understand phenotypes, mutations, and heterozygous/homozygous
  • Seventh in a series of 18
Pros

  • Video provides links to a concept map, slideshow and two review worksheets
  • Contains link to a related video on stickleback evolution
  • Video uses high-quality photographs and diagrams
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS