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The following resource is information and comprehension questions on the mutation of cells. The information explains what a mutation is and gives an example into slooze worm mutagenesis. I would use this resource in my teaching and learning strategies by incorporating it into my lesson sequence of evolution and natural selection. I would use this resource as a comprehension activity which would lead onto a class discussion in mutation and evolution. An assessment task that would involve this resource would be a research task that would introduce the student to the idea of mutation and change and the effect it has on society and life. Students would need to research mutations in species that have been selected as a dominate trait over time. I selected this source as it directly relates to the topic area and is an engaging and interesting topic that could relate to each student. I chose this article as it gives comprehension questions on the information which allows the students to scientifically think how a mutation can occur.
Strengths of the resource are that it gives a clear definition of mutation and gives a great example of how mutation can occur in the slooze worm. Great questions regarding the topic are also evident which makes the students to think outside of the information present. Weaknesses of the resource are that there isn’t a lot of information and the resource could be complete in a short period of time. Students could also find themselves still unaware of the topic after completing the exercise.