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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
Stalking the Genetic Basis of a Trait

This activity supports the film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn. Students analyze data on the expression of the tb1 gene to explain how variations in this gene played a role in the evolution of corn.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College
Selective Breeding in Maize

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from the world’s longest-running controlled artificial selection study, in which scientists tested whether they could use selective breeding to change the protein concentration of maize (corn).

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Teosinte Hypothesis

In this activity, students further explore the short film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn, by working through the mathematical concepts behind George Beadle’s claim that teosinte is the wild ancestor of maize.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

A number of questions are embedded within the short film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn, which explores the genetic and archaeological evidence that corn was domesticated from a wild Mexican grass called teosinte.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

This activity explores how scientists determined how and where corn was domesticated, as discussed in the short film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

This film explores the genetic and archaeological evidence that suggest that corn is the result of the domestication of a wild Mexican grass called teosinte.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Short Films
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
Natural and Artificial Selection

This short tutorial explores and compares the mechanisms of artificial selection and natural selection.

Evolution
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Dog Breeding

This video explores how people developed the different breeds of dogs that exist today through selective breeding.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Clips
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College