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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
Scientist Role Models

In this activity, students find a scientist with whom they can relate in some way and then explore and reflect upon the impact of that scientist’s work.

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
Winging It: Analyzing a Scientific Paper

In this activity, students analyze aspects of a scientific paper that investigates genes involved in the colors and patterns of butterfly wings.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Lessons
College
Inheritance and Mutations in a Single-Gene Disorder

This activity builds on information presented in the short film Genes as Medicine. Students interpret actual pedigrees to determine the inheritance pattern of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited form of blindness. They also examine protein sequence data to explore mutations that can cause LCA.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
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
Analyzing Data on Tuskless Elephants

This data-driven activity accompanies the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. It engages students in analyzing data to make evidence-based claims about the occurrence of tusklessness in elephant populations.

Evolution
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
Biodiversity Studies in Gorongosa

This activity supports using the citizen science platform WildCam Gorongosa in the classroom. It engages students in calculating species richness, evenness, and the Shannon diversity index for various habitat types using data from trail cameras in Gorongosa National Park.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Scientific Inquiry and Data Analysis Using WildCam Gorongosa

In this activity, students will be guided through making observations using trail camera data collected in Gorongosa National Park, developing and investigating a scientifically testable research question, and analyzing their results.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

This activity accompanies the video Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation. Students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College