Natural Selection & Evolution

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HS-LS4-1: Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.

HS-LS4-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four factors: (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species fur to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the poliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment.

HS-LS4-3: Apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.

HS-LS4-4: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptations of populations.

HS-LS4-6: Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.

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ESS2-4: Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth's systems result in changes in climate.

HS-LS4-5: Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increase in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time and (3) the extinction of other species.

Lesson 1: 

Introduction    to Evolution

May

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Cosmos: Some Things Molecules Do

Amoeba Sisters: Natural Selection

Crash Course: Natural Selection

Cornerstone Education: Theory of Evolution

Lesson 2: 

The Puzzle of Life's Diversity

May

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Darwin's Voyage of Discovery

Biointeractive: Making of a Theory

Evolution of the Peppered Moth

Peppered Moths of England

Lesson 3: 

To the Lab!

May

Labs took several days to complete, students who missed need to obtain data from other classmates.

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Lesson 4: 

Influences on Charles Darwin

May

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Evolutionary Trading Card(s) Ideas

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Who Influenced Charles Darwin?

The Things Darwin Never Knew

Lesson 5: 

Darwin Presents His Case Pt. 1

May

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Amoeba Sisters: Natural Selection

Crash Course: Natural Selection

Lesson 6: 

Darwin Presents His Case Pt. 2

May

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Stated Clearly: Evidence of Evolution

Crash Course: Evidence for Evolution

Lesson 7: 

Genes & Variations: Selection

May

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Lesson 8: 

Speciation: The Formation of a speices

May

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Amoeba Sisters: Speciation

Crash Course: Speciation

Lesson 9: 

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium         Adv. Classes Only

May

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Lesson 10: 

Extinction & De-extinction

May

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Nat. Geo. Epic Message for the Future

SciShow: Mass Extinctions

TEDx De-Extinction

Life Noggin: Animals Back from Extinction

Review for the Exam          Evo Questions will be on Final