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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

Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

This activity allows students to collect and analyze data on the evolution of coat color in rock pocket mouse populations living on differently colored substrates.

Evolution
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB

Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

This activity reinforces concepts of variation and natural selection covered in the short film Natural Selection and Adaptation. Students apply the Hardy-Weinberg equation to real data collected on rock pocket mouse populations.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Battling Beetles

This activity engages students in learning about the mechanism of evolution by natural selection and Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium using candies to represent populations of beetles.

Evolution
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB