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Sodium Channel Evolution in Electric Fish

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how gene duplication contributed to the evolution of electric fish.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Sex Verification Testing of Athletes

This interactive module explores the biology of sex determination and development in humans, set against the backdrop of the different sex testing policies implemented throughout sports history.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Mosquitoes Might Save Lives, Thanks to Bacteria

This short video explores a method for using bacteria to prevent mosquitoes from transmitting dengue virus to humans.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Identifying the Key Genes for Regeneration

This video describes how scientists silence different genes in regenerating planaria to study the process of regeneration at the molecular level.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Scientists at Work
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
Zebrafish and Skin Color

In this activity, students explore how experimental work in zebrafish led to a better understanding of the role of the gene SLC24A5 in human skin color. The activity complements the film The Biology of Skin Color.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College
Alzheimer’s Disease: Piecing Together the Evidence

This interactive module allows students to examine evidence from brain anatomy, tissue histology, and genetic studies to identify possible targets for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture

Several questions are embedded within the short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture, which explores the genetics of lactase persistence and evolution of the trait in some human populations.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Teosinte Hypothesis

In this activity, students further explore the short film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn, by working through the mathematical concepts behind George Beadle’s claim that teosinte is the wild ancestor of maize.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for The Biology of Skin Color

A number of interactive questions are embedded within the short film The Biology of Skin Color, which explores the hypothesis that the variations in skin color in humans arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

A number of questions are embedded within the short film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn, which explores the genetic and archaeological evidence that corn was domesticated from a wild Mexican grass called teosinte.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Genetic Origin of Variation in Human Skin Color

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated a gene involved in determining human skin color.

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