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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

About this Course 

 SESSION 4: What Are the Processes for Evolution?

Explore the selective and nonselective mechanisms for evolution as well as adaptation, speciation, coevolution, and convergent evolution.

Engage
Explore:
Explain:
Elaborate:
Evaluate:
Resources:

List of useful evolution resources about this topic.

Learning Goals:

At the end of this session you will know:
• The difference between selective and nonselective mechanisms for evolution

• That natural selection acts on individuals, but its actions result in evolution of populations

• How natural selection results in adaptations, both simple and complex

• The sources of genetic variation in a population

• How natural selection and sexual selection interact in a population

• The biological concept of species and how new species are formed

• Examples of coevolution and convergent evolution

Facilitator Notes for this Session

National Science Education Standards


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