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Interactive video lesson plan for: Monogamy

Activity overview:

Hank examines the zoological definition of monogamy, as well as some other breeding strategies that animals use.

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References
women give kids more genes than men: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-x-chromosome-and-monogamy
Monogamy uncommon: http://articles.latimes.com/2009/nov/22/opinion/la-oe-barash22-2009nov22
Dunnocks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Dunnock#p007tx02 and: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/exposed-secret-sex-life-of-the-female-decievers--genetic-fingerprinting-techniques-have-exposed-monogamy-among-birds-as-a-myth-fostered-by-the-victorians-scientists-say-that-adultery-is-commonplace-and-a-deliberate-survival-strategy-steve-connor-reports-1566073.html
Polygamy: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14817-polygamy-left-its-mark-on-the-human-genome.html
How monogamy evolved with human behaviour: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/feb/14/relationships
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFmxZitx5Bw

IMAGES:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dunnock_crop2.jpg
http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/natdiglib&CISOPTR=1726&CISOBOX=1&REC=2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Malagasy.giant.rat.arp.jpg

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