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ActivityStudents collect and analyze evidence for each of the major conditions for evolution by natural selection to develop an explanation for how populations change over time.
ActivityA hands-on activity that uses simulations with beads to teach students about population genetics, the Hardy-Weinberg principle, and how natural selection alters the frequency distribution of heritable traits. Also available in Spanish.
Film GuideThe following classroom-ready resources complement The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, which describes how scientists have pieced together the evolutionary history of the Antarctic icefish. The icefish makes an excellent case study for genetic evolution as both the gain and loss of genes have led to key adaptations.
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