Featured in PASCO’s College Biology Instructor Guide

College Biology Instructor Guide

(PS-3800A)

College Instructor edition with 26 experiments covering introductory and general biology topics.

Evolution & Population

Lab Summary

Use the Hardy-Weinberg equations to solve genetics problems.

Theory

Students investigate Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. Students:

  • Calculate the frequencies of alleles and genotypes in a gene pool of a population using the Hardy-Weinberg equations.
  • Using the class as a sample population, study the relationship between microevolution and changes in allele frequency.

Method

Students will gain experience conducting the following procedure:

  • Using the Hardy-Weinberg equations to answer genetics problems.

Materials Used:

3x5 index card labeled with "A" - 2
3x5 index card labeled with "a" - 2
Calculator 
Coin

The Associated Bundle:

College Biology Bundle

(PS-2926B)

A complete probeware bundle designed for PASCO's College Biology curriculum

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.