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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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 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.


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

Core Activities = Core Activities

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