Population genetics seeks to understand how and why the frequencies of alleles and genotypes change over time within and between populations. It is the branch of biology that provides the deepest and clearest understanding of how evolutionary change occurs. Population genetics is particularly relevant today in the expanding quest to understand the basis for genetic variation in susceptibility to complex diseases.
Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
- Day 2 Instructor Presentation
- Day 2 Student Handout
- Day 2 Rubric
- Read Biology 27– Population genetics
- Read Biology Textbook – pages 320-331
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material
2:44 Population Genetics
4:49 Mendelian Inheritance
8:31 Hardy-Weinberg Punnett Square
Compare Contrast and Debate
Kickoff Debate Background: xx
- Position A: Honeycutt Science should x
- Position B: Honeycutt Science should x
Resources Documents and Links
- Write a letter – Populations and Genetics (pdf)
- Write a letter – Populations and Genetics OK standards (pdf)
- Launch cK-12 Bean Bag Activity (pdf)
- Distribute LS27 Hare Today Gone Tomorrow.tns
- Distribute LS27 Lynx and Snowshoe Hare Cycle.tns
Special Notes and Notices
- Science & Engineering Practice: Use mathematical and computational thinking.
- Cross-Cutting Concept: Stability and Change.
Emphasize HS-LS2-2 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems in different scales.