CrashCourse: Charles Darwin and Natural Selection
00:01:20 - 00:05:40
  • Science → Scientists → Charles Darwin
  • Biology → Evolution → Natural Selection

Hank provides background information on the biologist who contributed to evolutionary history: Charles Darwin. He also explains the four principles of Darwin's idea of natural selection, which are variation, heritability, struggle for existence, and survival and reproduction rates.

Key Words: Genetic Drift, Fitness, Variations of Phenotype, Heritable, The Struggle for Existence, Survival and Reproduction Rates

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    Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by mu...
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    Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four...
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    Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populati...
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    Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increa...

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