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Genetics and Evolution
Pop culture and current events are awash in references to DNA, cloning, and genetic engineering, but what exactly do we mean when we talk about the study of genetics? This course will take students through the basics of genetics, including a review of evolution and how it impacts our understanding of the building blocks of life.
Locations: Burlingame, San Mateo
Recommended hours: 6
- Understand how evolution occurs, the definition and the different trends we see.
- Talk about populations, migration, environmental factors, and growth curves.
- Work with Mendelian genetics, Chi-squared and Pie Charts, and understand the vocabulary better.
- Demonstrate the way genetics affects evolution through mutations and environmental factors.