Human Skin Color: Evidence for Selection

This is a part of The Biology of Skin Color
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This case study is based on the short film The Biology of Skin Color. Students use real data to propose hypotheses, make predictions, and justify claims with evidence. Also available in Spanish.

One 90-minute class period (depending on amount of discussion)
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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS1-1, HS-LS4-1, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, 1.C.3, 3.C.1, 4.C.2, SP1, SP5, SP6
IB Biology (2016)
5.1, 5.2, D.1
AP Environmental Science (2013)
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.4, WHST.9-12.9
Vision and Change (2009)
CC1, CC2

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