AP Bio-Domain 1. Activities

Handouts:

“How to Read a Phylogenetic Tree”

From http://epidemic.bio.ed.ac.uk/how_to_read_a_phylogeny

Course-Aligned Activities:

Standard 1.1

Natural selection is a major mechanism of evolution.

Natural Selection and Evolution of Rock Pocket Mouse Populations.

Activity from HHMI Biointeractive

Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

Activity from HHMI Biointeractive


Standard 1.2.

Natural selection acts on phenotypic variations in populations.

Grant Galapagos Finch Data Discussion

Data from Peter R. Grant

Diet and the Evolution of Salivary Amylase

Activity from HHMI Biointeractive


Standard 1.3

Evolutionary change is also driven by random processes.

Evolutionary Force Modeling


Standard 1.4

Biological evolution is supported by scientific evidence from many disciplines, including mathematics.

Molecular Clocks

Adapted by Brittany Franckowiak.


Standard 1.5

Organisms share many conserved core processes and features that evolved and are widely distributed among organisms today.

No Current Activities


Math Skill: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium POGIL

Can not legally be posted in public webspace.


Standard 1.6

Phylogenetic trees and cladograms are graphical representations (models) of evolutionary history that can be tested.Performance Indicators

Phylogenetics POGIL

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Evolutionary Relationships Among Mammals Argumentation Activity

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Standard 1.7

Speciation and extinction have occurred throughout the Earth’s history.

Mass Extinctions POGIL

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Standard 1.8

Speciation may occur when two populations become reproductively isolated from each other.

Speciation POGIL

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Standard 1.9

Populations of organisms continue to evolve.

No Current Activities


Standard 1.10

There are several hypotheses about the natural origin of life on Earth, each with supporting scientific evidence.

History of Earth Timeline Activity


Standard 1.11

Scientific evidence from many different disciplines supports models of the origin of life.

None Currently

7 thoughts on “AP Bio-Domain 1. Activities”

  1. David, I think the History of Earth Timeline Activity is great! Thanks for sharing everything that you do! It is much appreciated. I’m definitely using this next year.

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