Differences within Species

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Recognise what is meant by a ‘species’.

  • Recognise that there are differences between individuals within a species, and this is called variation.

  • Identify sources of variation, including differences in the genomes, lifestyles and environments of individuals.

  • Distinguish between continuous and discontinuous variation.

  • Apply the idea that only genetic variation can be inherited.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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