What is Natural Selection?

If you carefully observe populations with short life cycles, you can observe natural selection happening. The video explains what natural selection is, how scientists theorized it, and how science proves the concept. It highlights the controversy of how organized species can come from the randomness of evolution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • View photographs of the turtles from each of the islands discussed to compare and contrast
  • Explore the tree of life on the web and discuss common ancestors: Tree of Life Web Project
Classroom Considerations

  • To prevent frustration, avoid the comment section

  • Includes closed captioning in 11 languages for ease of note taking
  • Links difficult concepts with simple historical facts and analogies

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