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Using Data to Investigate Elephant Evolution

In this activity, students work with authentic research data to explore the impact of poaching on African elephants.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Developing an Explanation for Tuskless Elephants

This activity builds on information presented in the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. Students use scientific evidence and reasoning to construct an explanation of and develop an argument for tusklessness in elephant populations.

Evolution
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Analyzing Data on Tuskless Elephants

This data-driven activity accompanies the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. It engages students in analyzing data to make evidence-based claims about the occurrence of tusklessness in elephant populations.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color

In this activity, students collect and analyze evidence for each of the major conditions for evolution by natural selection to develop an explanation for how populations change over time.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College
Reading Primary Sources: Darwin and Wallace

This activity supports concepts covered in the film The Making of a Theory. Students develop their nonfiction reading comprehension by analyzing excerpts from texts written by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Identifying Patterns in Observations

This activity challenges students to identify observations that Darwin and Wallace made during their travels, as shown in the short film The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory. Students then evaluate claims about evolution by natural selection based on these observations.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
The Making of a Theory: Fact or Fiction

This activity supports the viewing of the film The Making of a Theory. Students evaluate and discuss several claims relating to the history and evidence that led to the theory of evolution by natural selection.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Evolution in Action: Data Analysis

In this activity, students analyze and graph data taken from a population of Galápagos finches before and after a major drought.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
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
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