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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
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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
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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
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High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Mapping Genes to Traits in Dogs Using SNPs

In this activity, students explore single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated 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
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
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High School — AP/IB
College
Finding the Crater

This activity supports concepts covered in the film The Day the Mesozoic Died. Students will analyze geological evidence from ten different sites around the world to predict the location of the asteroid impact that caused the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

Evolution
Earth Science
Card Activities
High School — General
Using Genetic Crosses to Analyze a Stickleback Trait

In this hands-on activity, students analyze the results of genetic crosses between stickleback fish with different traits. It complements the film Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies.

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
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High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Weighing the Evidence for a Mass Extinction: In the Ocean

This activity supports concepts covered in the short filmThe Day the Mesozoic Died by replicating observations and measurements made by researchers of fossilized protists, called foraminifera (or forams), below and above the K-T boundary.

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