Biology II: Genetics for the 12th Grade

Teacher: Caroline
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Theory of Evolution

0 Lesson 1-Course Introduction 07:42

An overview of what we will cover in the course

1 Lesson 2-Defining Evolution 07:51

In this lesson we review the definition of evolution

2 Lesson 2-Defining Evolution Review 06:47

In this lesson we review the definition of evolution

3 Lesson 3-Historical Context 12:59

In this lesson we will describe and explain the process of discovery that led Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution by natural selection. You will learn about contributions by James Hutton, Charles Lyell, Erasmus Darwin, Jean Baptiste Lamarck, Thomas Malthus and Alfred Russel Wallace.

4 Lesson 3-Historical Context Review 05:30

A review of the homework from Lesson 3: The Historical Context of Evolution

5 Lesson 4-Darwin's Theory of Evolution 11:07

In this lesson we continue to describe in details Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. You will learn the tenets of overproduction, variation, competition, survival of the fittest and descent with modification.

6 Unit 1 Exam Review 06:18

A review of the Unit 1 Exam

Process of Evolution

7 Lesson 5-Adaptations 11:01

In this lesson we will demonstrate "survival of the fittest" with a range of modern examples. You will learn about behavioral, structural and physiological adaptations.

9 Lesson 5-Adaptations Review 06:18

A review of the homework from Lesson 5: Adaptations

10 Lesson 6-Natural Selection 10:12

In this lesson we will explain how natural selection leads to changes in populations. We will discuss disruptive, stabilizing and directional selection.

11 Lesson 6-Natural Selection Review 06:32

A review of the homework from Lesson 6: Natural Selection

12 Lesson 7-Population Genetics 10:20

This lesson outlines how scientists determine whether a gene pool has changed and reviews the Hardy-Weinberg equation

13 Lesson 7-Population Genetics Review 08:39

A review of the homework from Lesson 7: Population Genetics

14 Lesson 8-Mechanisms for Genetic Variation 09:22

In this lesson we discuss how genetic variation in a gene pool can be altered. We will discuss genetic drift, sexual selection, natural selection, mutation and gene flow.

15 Lesson 8-Mechanisms for Genetic Variation Review 05:13

A review of the homework from Lesson 8: Mechanisms for Genetic Variation

16 Lesson 9-Speciation 10:23

In this lesson we will describe how populations become reproductively isolated. You will learn about allopatric and sympatric speciation and differentiate between geographic isolation and niche isolation.

17 Lesson 9-Speciation Review 06:01

A review of the homework from Lesson 9: Speciation

18 Lesson 10-Convergent and Divergent Evolution 20:49

In this lesson we will differentiate between convergent and divergent evolution. You will learn about analogous, homologous and vestigial structures.

19 Lesson 10-Convergent and Divergent Evolution Review 06:07

A review of the homework from Lesson 10: Convergent and Divergent Evolution

20 Lesson 11-Pace of Evolutionary Change 16:46

In this lesson we will discuss the pace of evolutionary change. You will learn to differentiate between punctuated equilibrium and gradualism.

21 Unit 2 Exam Review 12:35

A review of the Unit 2 Exam

Biodiversity

22 Lesson 12-Defining Biodiversity and Species 10:48

In this lesson we will define biodiversity. You will learn the metrics of biodiversity including ecosystem diversity, genetic diversity and species diversity

23 Lesson 12-Defining Biodiversity and Species Review 05:13

A review of the homework from Lesson 12: Defining Biodiversity and Species

25 Lesson 13-Classifying Organisms 17:33

In this lesson we will describe the dynamic nature of classification. You will learn the historical context of Linnaean classification and the modern advances into cladistics.

26 Lesson 13-Classifying Organisms Review 05:25

A review of the homework from Lesson 13: Classifying Species

27 Lesson 14-Determining Evolutionary Relationships 13:47

In this lesson we will describe the types of evidence used to classify organisms and determine evolutionary relationships. You will learn about fossils, DNA evidence, embryology and structural relationships between organisms.

28 Lesson 14-Determining Evolutionary Relationships Review 05:51

Determining Evolutionary Relationships

29 Lesson 15-Domains of Life 14:27

In this lesson we will compare characteristics of domains of life and characteristics of kingdoms of life in the Eukarya domain. You will learn about Archaea, Bacteria, Eukarya, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia and Protists

30 Lesson 15-Domains of Life Review 06:42

A review of the homework from Lesson 15-Domains of Life

31 Lesson 16-Investigating Evolutionary Trends 13:10

In this lesson we will investigate the transition from aquatic-based life to land-based life with an in-depth look at the Tiktaalik fossils.

32 Lesson 16-Investigating Evolutionary Trends Review 05:51

A review of the homework from Lesson 16: Investigating Evolutionary Trends

33 Lesson 17-Maintaining Biodiversity 13:57

In this lesson we will discuss a variety of reasons for maintaining biodiversity. You will learn about direct value, indirect value, utilitarian value, inherent value and the implications of each.

34 Unit 3 Exam Review 07:07

A review of the Unit 3 Exam

Conservation

35 Lesson 18-Conservation Strategies 13:39

In this lesson we will describe strategies used to conserve biodiversity. You will learn about the role of IGOs, NGOs and GOs in conservation with examples of the actions of each.

36 Lesson 18-Conservation Strategies Review 05:24

A review of the homework from Lesson 18-Conservation Strategies

37 Lesson 19-Monitoring Biodiversity 13:24

In this lesson we will discuss how to select and use appropriate tools or procedures to determine and monitor biodiversity in an area. You will learn about indexes, quadrats, transects and species identification.

38 Lesson 19-Monitoring Biodiversity Review 07:08

A review of the homework from Lesson 19-Monitoring Biodiversity

39 Lesson 20-Investigating a Conservation Issue 10:24

In this lesson we will apply all we have learned and reviewing about biodiversity and conservation to the issue of palm oil production and rainforest destruction in Indonesia.

40 Unit 4 Resources Review 05:47

A review of the resources for further exploration at the end of Unit 4

Course Intro:

This Biology II: Genetics for the 12th Grade course covers advanced content related to Genetics, Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation. A basic understanding of biology is assumed so that course time can be spent on more unique aspects of the content. Lessons range from the historical context of the theory of evolution to in-depth examination of conservation issues. The content builds throughout the course, emphasizing the importance of conservation for the sake of genetic preservation.  It is an ideal course for students that want a deeper understanding of the importance genetics as it relates to biodiversity.

 

This course includes:

  •        4 UNITS
  •        20 VIDEO-LESSONS
  •        20 ASSESSMENTS
  •        20 ASSESSMENTS ANSWER KEYS
  •        20 ASSESSMENTS EXPLANATION VIDEOS (I EXPLAIN EACH ANSWER STEP BY STEP)
  •        3 UNIT EXAMS (ANSWER KEYS INCLUDED AND EXPLANATION VIDEOS INCLUDED)
  •        TOPICS FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION SO YOUR LEARNING DOESN'T STOP!

 

Course Goals

Upon course completion, you will have a deeper understanding of the importance of genetics and evolution in shaping the world around us.  Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared for college-level ecology course work.

Target Audience

This video-course is intended for students at the high school level who have completed introductory biology.

Course Requirements

Introductory Biology is recommended but not required.  

COURSE TOPICS

 Unit 1 – Theory of Evolution

Lessons

Defining Evolution

The Historical Context of Evolution

Darwin's Theory

Unit 2 – Process of Evolution

Lessons

Adaptation

Natural Selection

Population Genetics

Mechanisms for Genetic Variation

Speciation

Convergent and Divergent Evolution

Pace of Evolutionary Change

Unit 3 – Biodiversity

Lessons

Defining Biodiversity and Species

Classifying Organisms

Determining Evolutionary Relationships

Domains of Life

Investigating Evolutionary Trends

Maintaining Biodiversity

Unit 4 – Conservation

Lessons

Conservation Strategies

Monitoring Biodiversity

Investigating a Conservation Issues

 

 

 

  • Teacher: Caroline
  • Areas of expertise: Biology, Environmental Science
  • Education: BA in Environmental Science from University of Colorado at Boulder, MA in Science Education from NYU
  • Interests: I love long hiking trips in the Alps and roadtrips to visit the National Parks of the United States and Canada.
  • Skills: I have been selected for fellowship programs with NSTA and the Jhumpki Basu Foundation.
  • Associations: State teacher certification (New York)
  • Issues I care about: I care deeply about environmental issues and educating students about the realities of climate change and personal choice.

I love the opportunity to relate important conservation issues to science content! I hope my courses provide a thoughtful mix of traditional content and relevant current events in science.

Lesson 2: Defining Evolution Key

Answer Key Lesson 2

Lesson 3: Historical Context Answer Key

Lesson 3: Historical Context Answer Key

Lesson 4: Exam 1 Key

Lesson 4: Exam 1 Key

Lesson 5: Adaptations Key

Lesson 5: Adaptations Key

Lesson 6: Natural Selection Key

Lesson 6: Natural Selection Key

Lesson 7: Population Genetics Key

Lesson 7: Population Genetics Key

Lesson 8: Mechanisms For Genetic Variation Key

Lesson 8: Mechanisms For Genetic Variation Key

Lesson 9: Speciation Key

Lesson 9: Speciation Key

Lesson 10: Convergent and Divergent Evolution Key

Lesson 10: Convergent and Divergent Evolution Key

Lesson 11: Exam 2 Key

Lesson 11: Exam 2 Key

Lesson 12: Defining Biodiversity Key

Lesson 12: Defining Biodiversity Key

Lesson 13: Classifying Organisms Key

Lesson 13: Classifying Organisms Key

Lesson 14: Evolutionary Relationships Key

Lesson 14: Evolutionary Relationships Key

Lesson 15: Domains of Life Key

Lesson 15: Domains of Life Key

Lesson 16: Investigating Evolutionary Trends Key

Lesson 16: Investigating Evolutionary Trends Key

Lesson 17: Exam 3 Key

Lesson 17: Exam 3 Key

Lesson 18: Conservation Strategies Key

Lesson 18: Conservation Strategies Key

Lesson 19: Monitoring Biodiversity Key

Lesson 19: Monitoring Biodiversity Key

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