This Human Skin Color: Evidence for Selection lesson plan also includes:
Skin color is controlled by at least six genes. Young scientists learn about skin colors through a documentary. They discuss the topics of pigment, natural selection, and vitamin D absorption. They apply their knowledge to higher order thinking questions.
- Before the lesson, have students hypothesize why there are so many different skin tones then have them revisit their hypotheses at the end of the lesson
- Lesson designed for AP, IB, and college level students
- Relies on prior knowledge of evolution and natural selection
- Highlights new vocabulary throughout
- Designed for the highest standards: Next Generation Science Standards, AP Biology, IB Biology, AP Environmental Science, IB Environmental Systems and Societies, Common Core, and Vision and Change