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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

Laetoli Footprints

This activity explores an image of fossil footprints at Laetoli, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about fossil evidence and human evolution.

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

The Genetics of Tusklessness in Elephants

This video follows scientists working in Gorongosa National Park as they try to determine the genes responsible for tusk development in elephants.

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

Mystery of the Missing Tusks

This activity explores images of elephants with and without tusks, which serve as phenomena for learning about selection and human impacts on the frequency of traits within populations.

Evolution
Environmental Science
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB

Out of the Ashes: Dawn of the Age of Mammals

This film explores how life recovered after an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and how those events shaped the diversity of plants and mammals on Earth today.

Evolution
Earth Science
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

The Art of Hiding

This activity explores an image of a moth with unusual markings on its wings, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about mimicry and adaptation.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB

The Science of an Extreme Animal Athlete

This video follows biologist Shane Campbell-Staton, who is studying the adaptations that allow deer mice living at high elevations to stay warm and active during the winter.

Cell Biology
Evolution
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College