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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
Understanding Variation in Human Skin Color

In this activity, students extend the concepts covered in the short film The Biology of Skin Color through the application of models and mathematical thinking to explain how genomic variation and human ancestry can explain differences in skin color, a polygenic trait.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
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
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
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
Activity for Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

This activity explores how scientists determined how and where corn was domesticated, as discussed in the short film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Exploration of How We Get Our Skin Color

The added information provided at pause points within the animation How We Get Our Skin Color allows for a richer exploration of the topic of human skin structure and function.

Cell Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for The Biology of Skin Color

This activity explores the evidence that differences in human skin color are adaptations to varying intensity of UV light, as discussed in the short film The Biology of Skin Color.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for The Beak of the Finch

A number of questions are embedded within the short film The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch, which explores four decades of research on the evolution of the Galápagos finches.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Activity for Your Inner Fish

This activity explores the content and research presented in the documentary film series Your Inner Fish, which describes major transitions in the evolution of vertebrate animals, including humans.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
How We Get Our Skin Color

This animation describes how skin color is generated by skin cells as protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Cell Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animations
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College