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Evaluating Science in the News

In this activity, students evaluate a science news article to determine whether it is a trustworthy source of information.

Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Asking Scientific Questions

This activity allows students to formulate and analyze scientific questions.

Ecology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Developing an Explanation for Tuskless Elephants

This activity builds on information presented in the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. Students use scientific evidence and reasoning to construct an explanation of and develop an argument for tusklessness in elephant populations.

Evolution
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Using Images as Phenomena

This hands-on activity engages students in asking questions about phenomena using collections of images.

Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Benefits of Schools

This activity explores images of animals that live in groups, which serve as phenomena for learning about animal behavior.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color

In this activity, students collect and analyze evidence for each of the major conditions for evolution by natural selection to develop an explanation for how populations change over time.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College
Virus Hunter: Monitoring Nipah Virus in Bat Populations

This video follows scientists working in Bangladesh as they test fruit bat populations to determine whether they are infected with Nipah virus, a potentially deadly human pathogen.

Microbiology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Niche Partitioning Activity

In this activity, students make claims about different niche partitioning mechanisms based on scientific data.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Natural Selection and the Evolution of Darwin’s Finches

In this activity, students develop arguments for the adaptation and natural selection of Darwin’s finches, based on evidence presented in the film The Beak of the Finch.

Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Human Feet Are Strange

In this activity, students examine concepts about the evolution of human bipedality explored in the short film Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans. They create their own trackway of footprints and compare it to a trackway of fossil footprints.

Evolution
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Living Dinosaurs: Fact or Fiction?

In this activity, students evaluate and discuss statements about the evolutionary relationship between birds and dinosaurs covered in the short film Great Transitions: The Origin of Birds.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB