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Title: Sexual Selection: A Short Review on Its Causes and Outcomes, and Activities to Teach Evolution and the Nature of Science
Authors: Sá-Pinto, Xana 
Cardia, Pedro 
Campos, Rita 
Keywords: Sexual selection; Sexual dimorphism; Mate choice; Mate competition; Scientific inquiry; Scientific models; Educational resources
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: University of California Press
Project: PTDC/BIA-BEC/105221/2008 
FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-008967 
SFRH/BPD/103613/2014 
SFRH/BPD/64365/2009 
SFRH/BPD/110348/2015 
Ciência Viva 
Serial title, monograph or event: The American Biology Teacher
Volume: 79
Issue: 2
Abstract: Sexual selection plays an important role in species evolution and speciation, and is fundamental to understanding of biological evolution. In the last decades, research on sexual selection helped understand its causes and impacts in species evolution, sexual dimorphism, and speciation. It also provided interesting examples that can be used to engage students in learning about evolution. Here we review the latest sexual selection research and propose two activities that model evolution by sexual selection. The engaging nature of these activities makes them useful to promote active learning about evolution, the nature of science, and methods used to construct scientific knowledge. Importantly, we address several performance expectations suggested by the Next Generation Science Standards.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/43707
ISSN: 0002-7685
1938-4211
Other Identifiers: 10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.135
DOI: 10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.135
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CES - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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