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Who's It For?
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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding evolutionary theory and natural selection
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- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Evolutionary Theory and Natural Selection chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an evolutionary theory and natural selection unit of a standard animal behavior course. Topics covered include:
- Defining the theory of evolution
- Types of natural selection
- How the theory of evolution applies to learning
1. Theories of Evolution: Lamarck vs. Darwin
We'll look at the interplay between population genetics and environment. Are traits individually acquired or do entire populations evolve? The flying hamsters and a few other notable experiments will provide the answers.
2. Natural Selection & Adaptation: Definition, Theory & Examples
How does natural selection help shape the amazing types of animals we witness around us? In this lesson, we'll explore adaptations and what they can tell us about a species' past evolution.
3. Natural Selection: Definition, Types & Examples
We'll take a look at the types of natural selection that can occur. From flying hamsters to moths, you'll start to grasp the different paths organisms can take as they respond to their changing environments over time.
4. Evolutionary Theory's Applications to Learning
In this lesson you will learn about evolutionary theory's application to instinctual learning and human development through natural selection. There is a quiz to test your knowledge at the end.
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