Reflection: Real World Applications Natural Selection - A Human Example - Section 2: Activity


I believe it is worth the time to discuss the experiment conducted by Tony Allison as he looked to determine the correlation between sickle-cell and malaria.  I provide students with an outline of the scientific method and have them fill in the information as it applies to Tony's experiment.  I like to do this, or something like this, to show the connection between the classroom and the real world whenever possible.

  Delving Into The Experiment
  Real World Applications: Delving Into The Experiment
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Natural Selection - A Human Example

Unit 7: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lesson 14 of 14

Objective: SWBAT explain the role of natural selection as it relates to the disease sickle-cell anemia.

Big Idea: Students often think that natural selection is somehow chosen by the organism in response environmental pressures. This lesson helps students understand the randomness of natural selection.

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