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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 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
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
Lizard Evolution Virtual Lab

This interactive, modular lab explores the evolution of the anole lizards in the Caribbean through data collection and analysis.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Virtual Labs
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

This activity explores the concepts and research on the anole lizards discussed in the short film The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree, including adaptation by natural selection, convergent evolution, and the formation of new species.

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

This activity explores the concepts and research presented in the short film The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch, which documents the main findings from four decades of investigations on the evolution of the Galápagos finches.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film 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
Cardiology Virtual Lab

This interactive, modular lab explores the tools that doctors use to examine and diagnose patients with heart conditions.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Virtual Labs
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College