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Using Data to Investigate Elephant Evolution

In this activity, students work with authentic research data to explore the impact of poaching on African elephants.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Developing an Explanation for Tuskless Elephants

This activity builds on information presented in the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. Students use scientific evidence and reasoning to construct an explanation of and develop an argument for tusklessness in elephant populations.

Evolution
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Mate Choice in Spiders

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how males in a species of sexually cannibalistic spiders choose their mates.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Analyzing Data on Tuskless Elephants

This data-driven activity accompanies the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. It engages students in analyzing data to make evidence-based claims about the occurrence of tusklessness in elephant populations.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Stalking the Genetic Basis of a Trait

This activity supports the film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn. Students analyze data on the expression of the tb1 gene to explain how variations in this gene played a role in the evolution of corn.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College

Mimicry in a Diverse Community of Arthropods

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that tested how effectively mimicry protects arthropods against different types of predators.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Dating Corn Domestication Using Carbon Isotopes

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on prehistoric human food sources. In this study, scientists used carbon isotopes to determine how the advent of agriculture affected human diets.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Selective Breeding in Maize

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from the world’s longest-running controlled artificial selection study, in which scientists tested whether they could use selective breeding to change the protein concentration of maize (corn).

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Human Skin Color: Evidence for Selection

In this case study, students use real data to propose hypotheses, make predictions, and justify claims with evidence, as an exploration of concepts presented in the short film The Biology of Skin Color.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Case Studies
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Natural Selection and the Evolution of Darwin’s Finches

In this activity, students develop arguments for the adaptation and natural selection of Darwin’s finches, based on evidence presented in the film The Beak of the Finch.

Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Human Feet Are Strange

In this activity, students examine concepts about the evolution of human bipedality explored in the short film Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans. They create their own trackway of footprints and compare it to a trackway of fossil footprints.

Evolution
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Effects of Natural Selection on Finch Beak Size

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated evolutionary changes in seed-eating finches after a drought.

Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College