Population Genetics

Genetic variation shows the health of a population, yet cheetahs show very little variation over that last 10,000 years. Scholars learn the importance of genetic variation in populations after viewing an informative presentation. It focuses on evolution, microevolution, and genetic drift among other related topics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Add the five assumptions of the Hardy-Weinberg Principle to science journals
  • Go into more detail on speciation
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of evolution, natural selection, and genetic variation
  • Includes the topics of sickle cell and malaria as it relates to genetics
  • Highlights key concepts and vocabulary in red text
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