Variation lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for higher ability (trilogy/combined) class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Includes: embedded videos and timers, slide animations, practice questions with answers on slides and an interactive quiz.
AQA spec link: 22.214.171.124
Relevant chapter: B13 Variation and evolution. AQA Biology trilogy edition textbook-Page 178-179.
Students are required to know the following;
Students should be able to describe simply how the genome and its interaction with the environment influence the development of the phenotype of an organism. Differences in the characteristics of individuals in a population is called variation and may be due to differences in:
• the genes they have inherited (genetic causes)
• the conditions in which they have developed (environmental causes)
• a combination of genes and the environment.
NB: Mutations reference will be taught in the subsequent lesson.