The Biology of Skin Color

Summary

Penn State University anthropologist Dr. Nina Jablonski walks us through the evidence that the different shades of skin color among human populations arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world. Also available in Spanish.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.A, LS4.C
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.C.3, 3.A.1, 3.C.1, 4.C.1, 4.C.2
AP Environmental Science (2013)
I.A, III.B
IB Biology (2016)
1.2, 2.6, 3.4, 5.1, 10.2
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
8.1
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.2, WHST.9-12.4
Vision and Change (2009)
CC1, CC2

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