Lesson Plan

The Making of the Fittest: Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies

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How did the stickleback fish, which was once ocean bound, evolve to be able to persist in freshwater lakes? Hear from the scientists who identified the genes and related switches that allowed these survivors to adapt. In addition to the video, find a film guide, lab activities, and worksheets to make the genetics lesson practical. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
  • High-quality video includes interviews, fish footage, and computer animations to explain concepts
  • Hands-on activities are strong materials for reinforcing learning
  • None
Common Core