Type:

Curriculum, Other

Description:

This tutorial looks at the effects of Darwinism and Mendelian genetics, genetic engineering and selective breeding, and how genetics has led us to a greater understanding of evolution over time and the origins of man.

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

student-facing Genetics Mendel evolution meiosis reproduction chromosome DNA

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

SCI.7.11.C: Science

identify some changes in genetic traits that have occurred over several generations through natural selection and selective breeding such as the Galapagos Medium Ground Finch (Geospiza fortis) or domestic animals.

SCI.9-11.6.A: Science

identify components of DNA, and describe how information for specifying the traits of an organism is carried in the DNA;
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