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The Genetics of Tusklessness in Elephants

This video follows scientists working in Gorongosa National Park as they try to determine the genes responsible for tusk development in elephants.

 

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
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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
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Lessons
High School — General
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Patterns in the Distribution of Lactase Persistence

This activity extends concepts covered in the film Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture. Students analyze data from the scientific literature to draw conclusions about the geographic distribution of lactase persistence.

Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for Natural Selection and Adaptation

Several questions are embedded within the short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation, which uses the rock pocket mouse as a living example of natural selection.

Genetics
Evolution
Interactive Videos
High School — General
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College
Using Genetic Crosses to Analyze a Stickleback Trait

In this hands-on activity, students analyze the results of genetic crosses between stickleback fish with different traits. It complements the film Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies.

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Activity for Natural Selection and Adaptation

This activity explores physical and genetic evolutionary changes in rock pocket mouse populations, as discussed in the short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation.

Genetics
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
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College
Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

This activity allows students to collect and analyze data on the evolution of coat color in rock pocket mouse populations living on differently colored substrates.

Evolution
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

This activity reinforces concepts of variation and natural selection covered in the short film Natural Selection and Adaptation. Students apply the Hardy-Weinberg equation to real data collected on rock pocket mouse populations.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
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College
Natural Selection and Evolution of Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

This activity supports concepts covered in the film Natural Selection and Adaptation. Students analyze genetic sequence data and draw conclusions about the evolution of coat-color phenotypes in the rock pocket mouse.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Sickle Cell Disease and Malaria: A Lesson on the Nature of Science

This activity supports the short film Natural Selection in Humans about the connection between sickle cell disease and malaria. It allows students to further explore how scientists make their discoveries by building on research by other scientists.

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Population Genetics, Selection, and Evolution

In this activity, students use simulations with beads to explore the concepts in the short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans about population genetics, the Hardy-Weinberg principle, and how natural selection alters the frequency distribution of heritable traits.

Evolution
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
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College