Disruption of Genetic Equilibrium

Could a population stay the exact same over time with no change in allele frequencies? The video explains the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium theorem and the assumptions it requires. It discusses mutation, migration, gene flow, genetic drift, population size, sexual selection, and artificial selection.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If students don't know the Hardy-Weinberg assumptions, have them copy the assumptions found at 0:30 into their science journals
  • Review what random means scientifically
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of traits, reproduction, and DNA

  • Requires very little class time to show
  • Highlights vocabulary throughout the video

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