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Pelvic Evolution in Sticklebacks

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that used SNP genotyping to identify the mutations that result in morphological differences in stickleback fish.

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
DNA Profiling Activity

This multipart activity is designed to give students a firm understanding of genetic profiling using short tandem repeats (STRs), which is a process used by forensics labs around the world.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Case Studies
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Using Genetic Evidence to Identify Ivory Poaching Hotspots

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study involving illegal elephant poaching. In this study, scientists used DNA profiling to determine where ivory seized from poachers had originated.

Genetics
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
CSI Wildlife

This interactive module allows students to use DNA profiling and related biological concepts to solve two cases of elephant poaching.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Environmental Science
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Metabarcoding

This video describes the technology of metabarcoding, which allows scientists to determine herbivore diets based on the sequences of plant DNA extracted from animal dung.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Ecology
Clips
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
DNA Sequence Technology Improves Cancer Treatment

This video explores how advances in DNA sequencing technology have improved cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Clips
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
Pedigrees and the Inheritance of Lactose Intolerance

In this activity, students explore concepts covered in the short film Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture about the genetic variations associated with lactose tolerance/intolerance and how the trait is inherited in families.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Molecular Genetics of Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice

In these activities, students transcribe and translate portions of the rock pocket mouse Mc1r gene to further explore the genetic variations responsible for different coat colors as described in the short film Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
DNA Sequence Assembly

This tutorial describes the principles of DNA sequencing and sequence assembly, and shows how they apply to different sequencing techniques.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College