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2,532 reviewed resources for natural selection

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Adaptations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers learn about adaptations of plants, animals, and humans through a collection of four Animal League videos. Host Britt Garner discusses behavioral and physical adaptations like camouflage. Also featured are unique adaptions like...
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Evolution and Speciation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of five Nature League videos explores evolution and speciation. Four evolution types, in-breeding, out-breeding, and how engineers have designed technology, household items, and medicines inspired by nature. Host Britt...
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Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The peppered moth is featured in a video about natural selection. The narrator tells the story of Darwin's theory and then moves on to the principles behind natural selection and the different ways it works. Concepts covered include...
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Introduction to Evolution and Natural Selection

For Students 10th - 12th
The evidence for natural selection is presented as a random variation of a characteristic allowing a particular strain of organism to survive with a higher probability of successful reproduction. Population change over a short period of...
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Introduction to Natural Selection: Darwin & Lamarck

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Charles Darwin and Jean Baptiste Lamarck are credited for developing the theory of natural selection. After teaching your beginning biologists about acquired characteristics, they read the included selection and answer questions that...
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Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Between 1968 and 2002, the total number of peppered moths decreased by almost two thirds, although scientists do now know why. In the 10th video of the series, the instructor defines evolution as any changes to a gene pool. Scholars then...
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Examples of Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Evolution by Natural Selection

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A diagram, data table, and reading passage top this resource. Through it, biology beginners are introduced to the concept of natural selection. They answer some questions and then participate in a simulation using fabric as a habitat and...
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What is Natural Selection?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Examine exactly what is meant by natural selection, as well as how it works in nature and through the assistance of humans. Presented with fun graphics and simple narration, the complex topic of natural selection is clearly explained in...
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Natural Selection - The Mechanism of Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A sufficient slide show on natural selection is available to use with your biology class. It introduces viewers to foundations of this mechanism of evolutionary change. Notes are provided to support your lecture on genetic variation and...
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Natural Selection and the Owl Butterfly

For Students 10th - 12th
The lecturer describes how certain characteristics develop. In this case, he discusses eye marking. The impact of environmental factors plays a huge role in the probability of successful reproduction and the fact that favorable genes...
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Worksheet: The Theory of Natural Selection

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is yet another variation of the classic activity in which lab groups use different tools to imitate different bird beaks as a demonstration of one of the factors in natural selection. What makes this one unique is that it is on a...
0:45
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Natural Selection of Lactose Tolerance

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Different regions of the world have greatly varying rates of lactose tolerance. Learn why this mutation spreads in some populations and not others with an educational video. Viewers consider the relationship with natural selection in...
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Natural Selection Made Easy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Clear up any confusion related to natural selection and evolution. This straight forward clip explains the differences between natural selection and evolution and sheds light on misconceptions Charles Darwin had about the process of...
10:07
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Natural Selection: Common Misconceptions

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Overcoming pupil misconceptions is much harder than teaching a new topic. Anticipate misconceptions to avoid having to reteach and relearn by showing a lesson resource from the Good Thinking PD series that highlights common mistakes. A...
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Evolution by Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce the topic of evolution and natural selection with visuals, vocabulary, and historical perspective. Budding biologists can examine the evidence on their own by going through the presentation, or the teacher can present to the...
2:49
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Evolution vs. Natural Selection

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Clear up the confusion between natural selection and evolution with this cartoon. A hand draws diagrams and scenery as a voice narrates. This little feature is ideal for introducing these two concepts to beginning biologists.
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Evidence of Evolution by Natural Selection

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Being able to test a hypothesis is a scientific must. AP Biology pupils can see the process of hypothesis testing through evidence for evolution as seen in natural selection. Slides contain solid information and excerpts from academic...
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Competition and Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does competition for resources influence natural selection? Only those that thrive survive! An intriguing video in the Fuse School Evolution playlist demonstrates how survival of the fittest ultimately decides the fate of a species....
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Natural Selection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wondered what would happen if the Earth changed significantly? Explore this question and others with your class as they investigate microbial selection. Individuals use varying sizes of beans to conduct an experiment to demonstrate...
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Natural Selection

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Are you the predator or the prey? Student groups participate in an activity to demonstrate the process of natural selection in a contained environment. After scholars complete the activity and questions, they apply their knowledge to a...
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Types of Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Natural selection—good things come to those who mate. The video introduces the idea of natural selection. Then it details three types: directional, stabilizing, and disruptive. It includes both graphs and examples for each type.
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Natural Selection and the Evolution of Darwin's Finches

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Darwin explained the connection between species of finches 150 years before scientists understood DNA. Technology and progressing science proved he was right, yet many struggle to understand how natural selection happens. Scholars use...
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Darwin and Natural Selection: Crash Course History of Science #22

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Charles Darwin studied many species, but he also hindered their continued study by eating his specimens. Like many sailors, he enjoyed the taste of the Galapagos tortoise so much for many years that no ship made it all the way back to...

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