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Sickle Cell: Natural Selection in Humans

This film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell disease.

Genetics
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Why Can Some Digest Dairy and Others Cannot?

In this activity, students investigate the phenomenon of lactase persistence by making sense of a series of data sets.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Inbreeding in Island Wolves

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that explored inbreeding depression in a small, isolated population of wolves.

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

Preserving Maize Genetic Diversity

This video follows germplasm bank coordinator Cristian Zavala Espinosa and geneticist Sarah Hearne, who are part of the global effort to preserve the genetic diversity of maize (corn).

Genetics
Evolution
Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

From Dog DNA to Human Diseases

This video follows biologist Elinor Karlsson, who studies dogs to find genes associated with traits, including certain diseases.

Genetics
Evolution
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

How Can We Explain Evolutionary Relationships among Species?

In this inquiry-based activity, students engage in science practices to figure out ways environmental factors drive the natural selection and adaptation of Galápagos finches.

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

Spread of a Lactase-Persistence Allele

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how human populations might adapt to milk consumption, both genetically and culturally. 

Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

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

Activity for Out of the Ashes

This activity explores the concepts and research presented in the short film Out of the Ashes: Dawn of the Age of Mammals, which explores how life on Earth recovered after a major asteroid impact.

Evolution
Earth Science
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Stickleback Spines

This activity explores images of stickleback fish, some with spines and some without spines, which serve as phenomena for learning about gene regulation and natural selection.

Genetics
Evolution
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

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