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:
Mr. Andersen uses chromosome beads to simulate both Mitosis & Meiosis (11m 53s):
A short, simple animation to show meiosisand two animated, narrated tutorials – one from McGraw Hill Education – Mitosis & Meiosis compared– and one from Sinauer Associates – Meiosis that also includes a quiz.
And here Paul Andersen introduces A Beginner’s Guide to Punnett Squares in a 12m 15s tutorial. He also gives examples of monohybrid crosses and one example of a dihybrid cross (which we don’t need to know for SL).
An animated, narrated tutorial on Mendel’s experiments & genetic crosses from Sinauer Associates. In Crash Course Biology #9 – Heredity, Hank and his brother John discuss heredity via the gross example of relative ear wax moistness.
Some excellent interactive animations & tutorials on Stem Cells, Gene Therapy or Cloning just click on Genetic Technology at the bottom of this page or forDNA extraction, Gel electrophoresis, PCR & DNA microarraysjust click on Virtual Labs.