This unit includes resources, such as slideshows, an activity, and labs, on Evolution for high school biology students.

This unit is part of the Developing Biology course.

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This resource is a PowerPoint presentation on natural selection. Headings include: Lamark, Darwin, artificial selection, survival of the fittest, pepper moths, gene pool, relative frequency, evolution, population, niche, divergent evolution, convergent evolution. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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Lab: Opposable Thumb

by Robert Lucas

In this lab, students tape their thumbs to their hands and then attempt to do a few typical tasks. They time themselves, make observations, and consider the usefulness of the opposable thumb. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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This lab is a fun activity that illustrates the principle of natural selection and involves the eating of Teddy Grahams. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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Lab: Pepper Moths

by Robert Lucas

In this lab, students are given a data table representing the number of light and dark moths captured over time. They graph the data, analyze it, and answer a set of questions. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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DNA Similarity Analogy

by Robert Lucas

This resource is an activity which asks students, what would a teacher think when s/he sees 2 student papers that are 98% the same? What would a scientist think of 2 species with DNA that's 98% the same? This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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