Hardy Weinberg, Population Genetics Lab Simulation

Hardy Weinberg, Population Genetics  Lab Simulation
Hardy Weinberg, Population Genetics  Lab Simulation
Hardy Weinberg, Population Genetics  Lab Simulation
Hardy Weinberg, Population Genetics  Lab Simulation
Hardy Weinberg, Population Genetics  Lab Simulation
Hardy Weinberg, Population Genetics  Lab Simulation
Hardy Weinberg, Population Genetics  Lab Simulation
Hardy Weinberg, Population Genetics  Lab Simulation
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Thanks to two brilliant scientists/mathematicians, we now have a mathematical model for detecting changes in the gene pool of a population. In this lab simulation, students will learn how the Hardy-Weinberg Principle is used to detect changes in the gene pool, and how changes in the gene pool leads to evolution. Students in the classroom will mimic a breeding population of individuals. Students will “mate” using allele cards to show the outcome of genotypes and phenotypes in future generations.

Purpose of the Lab:
1. To simulate how changes in the gene pool might occur by using the class as a breeding population of individuals.
2. To observe how the Hardy-Weinberg equation is used to detect changes in allele frequencies in a population.
 
Materials List:
• PTC test papers
• Calculator
• Allele cards (Included)
• Coins
• Pencil and paper


What will the students be doing?
• In this lab simulation, the students in the classroom will mimic a breeding population of individuals. Students will “mate” using allele cards (included) to show the outcome of genotypes and phenotypes in future generations.
• Students will learn how changes in the gene pool result in evolution.
• Students will learn how to use the Hardy-Weinberg equation to determine the frequency of alleles in a population.
• Students will make data tables, compile class data, work out the math, and answer a series of critical thinking questions at the conclusion of the lab.
• Lots of Hardy-Weinberg Practice Problems!


What is included in this product?
• 12-Page EDITABLE Student Handout that is ready to be printed and passed out to your students. Students can write on the handouts or use their own notebook paper.
• Allele Cards used in lab simulation
• Complete instructions.
• 12-Page Teacher Guide containing tips, tricks, and suggestions.
Complete Answer Key and Solutions to all problems.
• Everything you need for the successful completion of this lab.


If you teach the Hardy-Weinberg Principle during your unit on Evolution, this lab will ensure that your students understand:
• The basic assumptions of the Hardy-Weinberg Principle
• How changes in the gene pool result in evolution.
• How to use the Hardy-Weinberg equation to determine the frequency of alleles in a population.


Students will carry out four different simulations:
• Determining the Frequency of a Trait in a Population
• Testing the Hardy-Weinberg Principle
• Testing the Hardy-Weinberg Principle for Selection Pressure
• The Heterozygote Advantage


This simulation lab activity is appropriate for biology students in grades 9 - 12.

Related products include:

Population Genetics and Speciation PowerPoint and Notes

Hardy-Weinberg Practice Problems

Population Genetics, Hardy-Weinberg, and Speciation Task Cards

Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population

Population Genetics Crossword Puzzle

Population Genetics, Hardy-Weinberg, and Speciation: Set of 3 Homework Assignments

Evolution of Populations: Set of 3 Quizzes

The Evolution of Populations (Population Genetics) Unit Text

Genetics: A Complete Unit Plan of Products

Evolution and Classification: Warm Ups, Bell Ringers and Interactive Notebooks

Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes

Lab: The Hardy Weinberg Equation


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Total Pages
24 pages (12 pages for student, 12 pages for teacher)
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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