Microevolution

If some genes were exposed to microwaves, would that cause microevolution? In the video, scholars learn about microevolution or any change in the allele frequency of a population. The instructor explains the five ways microevolution works: small sample size, non-random mating, mutations, gene flow, and natural selection. It is the ninth video in a series of 18. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Place scholars in pairs and have them research one of the five mechanisms of microevolution and present findings to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Teacher must have a computer, access to the Internet, and a way to project the video in order to use the resource
  • Video assumes learners understand allele frequency
Pros

  • Video uses high-quality diagrams and photographs, making the material easy to understand
  • Provides closed captioning to help individuals follow along with the content
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS