Welcome to our second-to-last formal unit. This Is Our Evolution Unit. Realize, however, we’ve been talking about these ideas, and uncovering evidence to support these claims, all year long. These next four weeks allow us to dive deeper into the fundamental science of evolution. We will talk about big ideas, we will tie multiple lines of evidence together. We will model changes in the gene pool of populations, we will learn the math that defines evolutionary change, we will use DNA evidence to build phylogenetic trees that bind bind various species together and split them apart.
Phew, that’s a lot of stuff. I think we should start, as Darwin would say, gradually. This week will be pretty straight forward. By next week we’ll be into the increased complexity of evolutionary biology.