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What Causes Different Fur Colors?

In this inquiry-based activity, students investigate the phenomenon of fur colors in rock pocket mice to connect genotypes to phenotypes and molecular genetics to evolution.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB

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

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

Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny

In this activity, students explore the phenomenon of convergent evolution presented in the short film The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree. They build and interpret phylogenetic trees to infer how certain adaptations evolved among the Anole lizard populations of the Caribbean.

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — AP/IB
College

Activity for Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture

This activity explores the content and research presented in the short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture, which describes a case of recent human evolution influenced by cultural factors.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Activity for The Birth and Death of Genes

This activity explores the research presented in the short film The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, which illustrates how gene duplications and mutations have allowed some fish to adapt to extreme environments.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees

In this activity, students use DNA sequences from marine mollusks to construct phylogenetic trees.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College