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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
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
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Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
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
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
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
High School — AP/IB
College
Battling Beetles

This activity engages students in learning about the mechanism of evolution by natural selection and Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium using candies to represent populations of beetles.

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