Genetics and Evolution

  • Learning Goal:

    The student will be able to…
    1.  Define variety
    2. Define evolution

    Vocabulary:

    Variety

    1. there is variation among individuals in a population
    2. traits are passed from parents to offspring
    3. the size of populations continues to increase
    4. there is a struggle for survival for competition for the needs of life among individuals
    5. based on the traits they have, some individuals in a population survive and reproduce better than others
    6. there is a difference in the traits passed on to the next generations

    Evolution: 

    Change in the number of traits in a population over time