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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
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
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
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
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
Your Inner Fish

This film explores how the genetic and anatomical legacy of a fish can be seen today in the human body.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Feature Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Your Inner Reptile

This film explores what our hair, teeth, and hearing reveal about our evolution from ancient reptilian ancestors.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Feature Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
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
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