Series Title: Math in the Middle…of Nature
In order for a population to survive, they must adapt to changes in their environment. One way that species adapt to change is through genetic variation. A forestry professor explores how math is used in genetic studies involving bald cypress trees, and a biologist describes the use of genetics, using geese and sage grouse as examples.
This lesson challenges students to:
• Apply the additive and multiplicative rules of probability.
• Predict the patterns of inheritance of discrete traits.
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NOTE: Available in DVD format only.
Ideal for grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 20 minutes
Producer: South Carolina ETV