A film, Mouse Natural Selection Activity are used to explain Natural Selection. Lesson contains objectives, materials, procedure, and teaching tips. There are answer keys provided for the film and Natural Selection Activity.
A data collection and analysis activity that examines selection for coat color in pocket mouse populations on different color substrates over time. Answer Key found here
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Covers violent behavior in primates and how this relates evolutionarily to humans. Looks at the scientific method and assumptions and prejudices people have brought to research.
Looks at giant isopods as a vehicle to investigate conditions in the deep-sea, how these animals adapt to these conditions, and how these adaptation are similar to adaptations seen on islands.
Covers carnivorous sponges as a model for adaptation. Compares similar adaptations between carnivorous plants and carnivorous sponges. Looks at how sponge adaptability informs us about early life forms.
Learn about the population status of the platypus in Australia and how they may be speciating.
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This study guide takes a look at population genetics, the Hardy-Weinberg theorem, and the forces of evolution, such as genetic drift and natural selection. It also examines how natural selection affects phenotypes.
This segment tells the story of a genetic mutation affecting the population of West Africa.
Observe how heredity and natural selection allow a population to adapt to a changing environment by making favorable mutations more common and unfavorable mutations less common.
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