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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
Mystery of the Buffalo Boom

In this video, ecologist Tony Sinclair takes us through the steps of how he uncovered that the eradication of an infectious disease in cattle led to a boom in the Serengeti’s buffalo and wildebeest numbers.

Microbiology
Ecology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Science of an Extreme Animal Athlete

This video follows biologist Shane Campbell-Staton, who is studying the adaptations that allow deer mice living at high elevations to stay warm and active during the winter.

Cell Biology
Evolution
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
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
Building a Paper Model of CRISPR-Cas9

In this hands-on activity, students build a paper model to explore how CRISPR-Cas9 is used to edit genes.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Labs & Demos
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Case Study for The Search for a Mutated Gene

This video case study explores the approaches scientists used to identify a mutation that causes retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive disease that leads to blindness.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Science Practices
Interactive Videos
High School — AP/IB
College
Wildebeest Populations

This activity explores an image of a wildebeest herd on the Serengeti, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about population dynamics and wildlife management.

Ecology
Science Practices
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Case Study for Studying Elephant Communication

This video case study explores whether elephants can detect, interpret, and respond to signals delivered by underground vibrations.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
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
Modeling the Structure of DNA

In this activity, students build a paper model of DNA and use their model to explore key structural features of the DNA double helix. This activity can be used to complement the short film The Double Helix.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — AP/IB
College
Nutrient Cycling in the Serengeti

In this activity, students engage with an example from the Serengeti ecosystem to illustrate the exchange of nutrients between plants, animals, and the environment. 

Microbiology
Ecology
Earth Science
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB