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Evolution of Ant-Mimicking Beetles

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that explored the evolutionary origins of parasitic beetles that mimic army ants.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Sodium Channel Evolution in Electric Fish

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how gene duplication contributed to the evolution of electric fish.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Evolution Course

This asynchronous course is designed to deepen educators' content knowledge in evolution, especially regarding content appropriate for teaching at the high school level. 

Evolution
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
Comparative Anatomy of the Domestic Chicken

This interactive module traces the evolutionary history of birds by comparing the bone structures of a chicken to those of other species.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Click & Learn
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
Activity for Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

This activity explores the concepts and research on the anole lizards discussed in the short film The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree, including adaptation by natural selection, convergent evolution, and the formation of new species.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

This film explores the adaptation of anole lizards (genus Anolis) to habitats common across the islands of the Caribbean. The anoles are excellent examples of adaptive radiation, convergent evolution, and speciation through reproductive isolation.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences

This interactive module shows how DNA sequences can be used to infer evolutionary relationships among organisms and represent them as phylogenetic trees.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Evolution
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees

These two activities support the Click & Learn Sorting Seashells, in which students consider the morphological characteristics of seashells to construct an evolutionary tree. Students use seashell cards as a pre-activity to explore grouping organisms by shared characteristics. As a post-activity, they construct an evolutionary tree using DNA sequences.

Genetics
Evolution
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Sorting Seashells

This interactive module allows students to compare the morphological characteristics of seashells and construct an evolutionary tree.

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