Internet Activity 1: Human Adaptation


In this assignment you will be using the Internet to explore some of the truths behind differences in skin color.

Read this link relating to skin color: (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Answer the following questions in an essay format. Begin with an introduction, answer each topic completely with examples, each in a separate paragraph, a conclusion and a bibliography. Make sure that each website is properly referenced with the complete web addressed as explained under ‘Formal paper guidelines.’

  1. Why do the Inuit people of the American sub-Artic have moderately heavy skin pigmentation?
  2. What other diseases (besides those mentioned in the textbook) are associated with sunlight and melanin production?
  3. What is Gloger’s rule?
  4. Why is rickets still a problem in the world?
  5. Can you think of any cultural factors that would influence the affects of the sun?

Remember, all work must be submitted as a formal paper with an assignment title, as well as an introduction, paragraph for each topic, and a conclusion.

No more than two short quotes may be used. Short means less than one line.

Each Internet assignment should be between 2-3 full pages of information. A bibliography with at least three references, in addition to your text, should be included at the end of the paper. Essays submitted without references will NOT be graded. Blogs are never considered references. Only .org, .gov, or .edu sources should be used. .Com or .net sources are unreliable and should not be used. There will be a 10 point deduction for each of these unacceptable sites!

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