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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
Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color

In this activity, students collect and analyze evidence for each of the major conditions for evolution by natural selection to develop an explanation for how populations change over time.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
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
Reading Primary Sources: Darwin and Wallace

This activity supports concepts covered in the film The Making of a Theory. Students develop their nonfiction reading comprehension by analyzing excerpts from texts written by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for The Day the Mesozoic Died

This activity explores the research described in the short film The Day the Mesozoic Died. The film traces the uncovering of key clues revealing that an asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction.

Evolution
Earth Science
Science Practices
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Weighing the Evidence for a Mass Extinction: In the Ocean

This activity supports concepts covered in the short filmThe Day the Mesozoic Died by replicating observations and measurements made by researchers of fossilized protists, called foraminifera (or forams), below and above the K-T boundary.

Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Human Health

This lesson supports concepts covered in the film The Birth and Death of Genes. After watching the film and reading a couple of scientific passages, students explain how understanding about icefish adaptations might help develop treatments for health conditions.

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