In Crash Course Biology #14 –Natural Selection, Hank guides us through the process of natural selection, the key mechanism of evolution. Hank’s brother helps him present The Evolutionary Epic(Big History#5).
How evolution works – a gentle 12m cartoon video (from Kurz Gesagt – in a nutshell) and here is Natural Selection made easy in a 9m 48s video (from potholer54).
A simulation of Natural Selection:
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Here’sDarwin’s Songfrom Horrible Histories and inWhat is Evolution?Biology teacher Ceri Evans gives a master class to students on what he says is arguably the greatest idea anybody ever had: evolution (28 mins). 2 more videos – James May’s things you need to know – Evolution (29m) & BBC Short CircuitTheory of Evolution(19m).
Finally, just for interest, a short (less than 5 minute) video clip from BBC iScience – Evolution of the Eye.
SELECTIVE BREEDING (ARTIFICAIL SELECTION)
This powerpoint covers Artificial Selection (selective breeding) – but we only need the first five slides: