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Nutrient Cycling in the Serengeti

In this activity, students engage with an example from the Serengeti ecosystem to illustrate the exchange of nutrients between plants, animals, and the environment. 

Microbiology
Ecology
Earth Science
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
“Fixing” Gene Expression

In this hands-on activity, students review the steps of eukaryotic gene expression and learn how this knowledge can be used to treat different genetic conditions. The activity reinforces concepts covered in the Click & Learn “Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine.”

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Modeling Food Webs in Darién, Panama

In this activity, students use cards to build model food webs and evaluate how ecological disturbances affect each trophic level using information from the citizen science website WildCam Darién.

Ecology
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
What van Leeuwenhoek Saw

This activity complements the animated short video Seeing the Invisible. Students explore concepts related to relative size and scale using cards of cells and microorganisms.

Microbiology
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
Modeling Trophic Cascades

In this activity, students model trophic cascades, which are also explored in a variety of related resources, using cards of animal and plant species from seven different habitats. It is designed to illustrate the species relationships in a food chain and the effect of predators on the trophic levels below.

Ecology
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Patterns in the Distribution of Lactase Persistence

This activity extends concepts covered in the film Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture. Students analyze data from the scientific literature to draw conclusions about the geographic distribution of lactase persistence.

Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
HIV Reverse Transcription and AZT

This activity allows students to model how the anti-HIV drug AZT (azidothymidine) interferes with the process of viral replication.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Microbiology
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Ebola: Disease Detectives

This hands-on activity allows students to analyze DNA sequences of Ebola viruses. Students use these sequences to track the virus’s spread during the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Evolution
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Natural Selection and the Evolution of Darwin’s Finches

In this activity, students develop arguments for the adaptation and natural selection of Darwin’s finches, based on evidence presented in the film The Beak of the Finch.

Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Look Who's Coming for Dinner: Selection by Predation

In this activity, students formulate a hypothesis and collect and analyze real research data about how quickly natural selection can act on specific traits in a population as a result of predation. It is accompanied by a short video that describes the experiment this activity is based on.

Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Mapping Genes to Traits in Dogs Using SNPs

In this activity, students identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are correlated with different traits in dogs to identify genes associated with those traits.

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