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Saturday DNA! Virtual Lab: Less is More: Population Size and Genetic Drift (Age 12-16)

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Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20

When

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Description

  • Appropriate for ages 12–16
  • $20 per participant

Activity description:

Evolution is more than just natural selection—sometimes it happens by random chance! Genetic drift is a force of evolution that can cause some alleles to disappear from a population completely, whether or not they’re harmful. Join us to explore the impact of genetic drift on populations of different sizes!

In this activity, you will:

  • model the role of genetic drift on populations of different sizes;
  • explore extreme cases of genetic drift like founder and bottleneck effects; and
  • discuss different mechanisms of evolution!

Participants need:

20 each of four different colors of beads or other small objects such as M&Ms, Skittles, Fruit Loops, Post-it notes…anything that you have 4 different colors of!

Venue/location

Virtual
Online,

    Website

    Visit: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/programs/saturdaydna.html

    Register/more info

    Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20