Outcome: Mutations and Evolution

Recognize that mutations are the basis of microevolution; and that adaptations enhance the survival and reproduction of individuals in a population.

We’ve already learned about DNA and mutations. In this outcome, we’ll understand how these mutations impact evolution and the change of species.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Understand the connection between genetics and evolution.
  • Understand how environmental changes and selective pressures impact the spread of mutations, contributing to the process of evolution.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Video: Population Genetics
  • Reading: Selective and Environmental Pressures
  • Self Check: Mutations and Evolution