Use this set of 3 daily quizzes on "The Evolution of Populations" to keep your students studying in the days leading up to the unit exam. Each quiz is 2 pages and includes a teacher answer key. While these are perfect for daily quizzes, they can also be used as homework assignments, classwork, or study guides for your unit test.
Teacher Guide and Answer Key Included.
PLEASE NOTE: While these quizzes can be used with any unit or textbook, they were specifically written to accompany my "Population Genetics PowerPoint and Notes Bundle." Click this link to view this resource.
These quizzes are appropriate for biology or life science students in grades 9 - 12. I use these documents for a quick and easy check for understanding and to make sure that my students are keeping up with their nightly studying.
Topics covered by Quiz 1:
• Connecting Natural Selection to Genetics: Review of natural selection, why Darwin struggled with his theory, the connection between Mendelian genetics and natural selection.
• Genes and Variation: Definitions of gene, alleles, populations, and traits.
• Sources of Genetic Variation: Mutations, recombination, and the random pairing of gametes.
• Mutations: Definition of mutation, causes of mutations, beneficial and harmful effects of mutations.
• Recombination: The shuffling of genes and chromosomes during meiosis and gamete formation, the Principle of Independent Assortment, crossing-over, sexual reproduction as a source of variation in a population.
• The Gene Pool: Definition of gene pool, allele frequency, calculating allele frequency. Several practice problems are included to show students how to calculate the allele frequency in a population.
• Phenotypes and Allele Frequencies: The importance of knowing allele frequencies in a population, genetic equilibrium, how to determine if evolution is occurring.
Topics covered by Quiz 2:
• The Hardy-Weinberg Principle: Definition, the five conditions of a Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, genetic equilibrium, why scientists use the Hardy-Weinberg Principle.
• Hardy-Weinberg Equation: The equation, what each part of the equation represents, practice problems using the Hardy-Weinberg equation.
• Disruptions to Genetic Equilibrium: Discussion of the five agents of change, mutation, gene flow, genetic drift, nonrandom mating, and natural selection.
Topics covered by Quiz 3:
• Patterns of Natural Selection: Directional selection, disruptive selection, and stabilizing selection. Includes complete definitions and examples of each.
• Formation of Species: Speciation, differences between geographic isolation and reproductive isolation.
• Reproductive Isolation: Premating (prezygotic) isolation, postmating (postzygotic) isolation, habitat isolation, behavioral isolation, temporal isolation, mechanical isolation, gametic isolation. Many examples are given of each.
• Types of Speciation: Allopatric speciation and sympatric speciation.
• Causes of Sympatric Speciation: Polyploidy, habitat differentiation, and sexual selection.
• Rates of Speciation: Gradualism and punctuated equilibrium.
The download will include both a Word document as well as a pdf form of each quiz, as well as a detailed Teacher Guide and Answer Key..
Related Products Include:
Population Genetics PowerPoint and Notes Bundle.
A Hardy Weinberg Lab Simulation Activity
Population Genetics, Hardy-Weinberg, and Speciation Task Cards
Hardy-Weinberg Practice Problems
Evolution Lab: Variation in a Population
Population Genetics, Hardy-Weinberg, and Speciation: Set of 3 Homework Assignments
Population Genetics Crossword Puzzle
Biology Lab: The Hardy-Weinberg Equation (Population Genetics)
The Evolution of Populations (Population Genetics) Unit Text
Theory of Evolution Bundle
Darwin's Diary: The Tale of Evolution
Evolution and Classification Warm Ups and Interactive Notebook Pages
Evolution Lab: Modeling Natural Selection
The History of Life on Earth PowerPoint and Notes
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