Examine the impacts of genetic equilibrium and selection on evolution
- Understand the principles of genetic equilibrium and natural selection as a process of evolution
- Collect data from a simulated genetic process when natural selection is operating on a population in genetic equilibrium
- Use data in a Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
- Time required: One 50 minutes class period
In this lab, students study and examine genetic equilibrium and natural selection as processes of evolution. Simulations are used to develop insights about the actual genetic process involved when natural selection is operating on a population in equilibrium. Students evaluate data gathered from these simulations according to the Hardy-Weinberg law, leading to a better understanding of the staggering complexity of natural selection in nature.
Student worksheets and guides
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