AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Evolution, Lesson 2- Evolutionary Forces

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:  

Topic Presentation:  

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 1:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

Population Genetics- When Darwin Met Mendel:  Biology #18

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Genetic Drift

Evolution Continues

Questions to answer:

  1. Explain what the “modern synthesis” is.  How is it different from Darwin’s original theory of evolution?
  2. Why does evolution have to involve the change of the genetic makeup of a population over time?
  3. Explain each of the following modes of evolution in a population.  For each one, describe the cause of change in the genetic makeup of a population and how the population evolves as a result of that change, and provide 1 “real world” examples of the process in action:
  1. Natural Selection
  2. Genetic Drift
  3. Gene Flow
  4. Sexual Selection
  1. Why is evolution an emergent property of populations of organisms?  Why are individuals unable to evolve?
  2. Compare the effects of disruptive, directional and stabilizing selection on the genetic makeup of a population.
  3. Why do traits have to be heritable for evolution to affect them?

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)