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Teaching Evolution acts on the phenotype

Evolution acts on the phenotype

Natural selection acts on the phenotype (the traits or characteristics) of an individual. On the other hand, natural selection does not act on the underlying genotype (the genetic makeup) of an individual.

CK-12 (Middle School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does the environment determine which traits in a population are passed on?
STANDARDS:
RST.1 - Analysis & Evidence, RST.4 - Key Terms

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,4
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