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Biology - Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA


Biology - Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA

Biology - Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA

Learn more about evolution, natural selection and DNA.


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Course Description

Evolution and natural selection are very important concepts that have revolutionised our understanding of biology. Natural selection is a process resulting in the evolution of organisms that are best adapted to their environment, usually occurring over thousands, and even millions of years.
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In this free online biology course you will be introduced to the concepts of evolution and natural selection, the causes of these fundamental biological processes and how the success of a species can depend on changes to just one allele on one gene in one chromosome. You will study the naturally occurring variation within species and how mutations and reproduction continues this process. You will also be introduced to DNA, the blueprint of life forms on earth, by looking both at its physical structure and how it copies itself, and turns into the proteins that make up all living organisms. This free online biology course will be of great interest to all learners who wish to pursue a career in the sciences and medicine, to learners who are already studying subjects such as biology, biodiversity and biochemistry, and the individual who simply wants to learn more about how and why there is such diversity among plants and animals today.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: - Understand what natural selection and evolution are; - Learn what can cause mutations; - Understand the effect of reproduction on variety in an organism; - Get a basic overview of DNA and how it works; - Get an understanding of the vocabulary of DNA;


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA
Module 2: Introduction to Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA Assessment

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Course Title Biology - Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA
Course # 483
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 85
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Course Description  Evolution and natural selection are very important concepts that have revolutionised our understanding of biology. Natural selection is a process resulting in the evolution of organisms that are best adapted to their environment, usually occurring over thousands, and even millions of years. In this free online biology course you will be introduced to the concepts of evolution and natural selection, the causes of these fundamental biological processes and how the success of a species can depend on changes to just one allele on one gene in one chromosome. You will study the naturally occurring variation within species and how mutations and reproduction continues this process. You will also be introduced to DNA, the blueprint of life forms on earth, by looking both at its physical structure and how it copies itself, and turns into the proteins that make up all living organisms. This free online biology course will be of great interest to all learners who wish to pursue a career in the sciences and medicine, to learners who are already studying subjects such as biology, biodiversity and biochemistry, and the individual who simply wants to learn more about how and why there is such diversity among plants and animals today.
License  This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 07 November 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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  • Sushama Baby India I found it very informative 2014-08-21 06:08:34
  • Bharat Manna India It was a very good course i enjoyed it. 2014-08-14 14:08:07
  • Dayne Williams South Africa Very informative and generates a lot of interest! I'm heading for the textbook right now 2014-08-11 09:08:15
  • Courtney Lahti Australia Very good lecturer 2014-07-12 13:07:18
  • Kyle Kacicz United States of America awesome 2014-05-28 00:05:49
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