DNA Spells Evolution

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In humans, the rate of mutation from one generation to the next is between 100 and 200 mutations. Discover the role of DNA mutation in evolution with an enriching lab activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Highlight the random nature of mutations and explain why they are not necessarily helpful
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of evolution, traits, DNA, DNA sequencing, adaptations, and mutation
  • Video is available through streaming or download

  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classes

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