Chapter 16: The Evolution of Populations and Speciation
Chapter 16 describes the steps that lead to the formation of new species. Use the links below to find learning tools that will help you review the chapter and extend your study of the evolution of populations and speciation.
Review and Practice
This worksheet will help you organize your thoughts before and after you read the chapter or an article.
Use this handy list of terms to help you understand the new vocabulary in this chapter.
Analyzing Change in Lizard Populations
Are the lizards evolving? Analyze the data to find out.
Building a Normal Distribution Curve
Help your class build a normal distribution curve by measuring the length of your shoes and plotting the data.
How Can You Demonstrate the Hardy-Weinberg Principle?
Model the allele frequencies in a population with this simple exercise.
Chapter 16 Study Guide
Do you understand the vocabulary and concepts in this chapter? Select one of the sections listed below for a worksheet that guides you through the important points to know.
The Evolution of Populations and Speciation
Click here to test your knowledge of speciation and factors that influence genetic equilibrium.
Enrichment and Extension
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Natural Selection and the Peppered Moth of England
Click here to read about moths that may have evolved in response to pollution.
Using the Hardy-Weinberg Equation
Use the Hardy-Weinberg principle to predict genotype frequencies for Cystic Fibrosis.
The Rate of Evolution
Could major environmental changes lead to spurts in evolution?
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