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Selective Breeding in Maize

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from the world’s longest-running controlled artificial selection study, in which scientists tested whether they could use selective breeding to change the protein concentration of maize (corn).

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