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Lizards in the Cold

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how anole lizards may adapt to extremely cold temperatures.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Earth Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Lizards in Hurricanes

This activity explores images of anole lizards subjected to strong winds, which serve as phenomena for learning about natural selection and the impacts of extreme climate events.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Earth Science
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Lizard Evolution Virtual Lab

This interactive, modular lab explores the evolution of the anole lizards in the Caribbean through data collection and analysis.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Virtual Labs
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
How Lizards Find Their Way Home

This video describes the research of Dr. Manuel Leal, who is studying territorial lizards to understand how they navigate the dense forests of Puerto Rico to find their way to their home trees.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
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
Reproductive Isolation and Speciation in Lizards

This animation shows how a single species can give rise to many different species with distinct traits, using anole lizards as an example.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Animations
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Effects of Predation on the Niche of Lizards

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how a new predator affected the behavior of Bahaman anoles.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Lone Anole

This activity explores an image of an anole lizard, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about adaptations and natural selection.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
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
Look Who's Coming for Dinner: Selection by Predation

In this activity, students formulate a hypothesis and collect and analyze real research data about how quickly natural selection can act on specific traits in a population as a result of predation. It is accompanied by a short video that describes the experiment this activity is based on.

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