This short video provides several examples of the practical applications of phylogenetics.
This resource is available from the Peabody Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum of Natural History
This video would make a nice wrap-up to a unit on phylogenetics or a good introduction to an activity in which students explore a practical application of phylogenetics.
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.
- Scientists use multiple research methods (experiments, observational research, comparative research, and modeling) to collect data. (P2, P3, P4, NOS1)
- Science is a human endeavor. (NOS7)
- As with other scientific disciplines, evolutionary biology has applications that factor into everyday life.