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Mass Extinctions - And Then What?

In this blog post, hear from Maryland educator Laura Dinerman about how she uses our mass extinctions resources to consider how the KT extinction connects with global species declines we’re experiencing today.

Taking the Plunge: A New BioInteractive Site

We heard from you that you wanted to be able to save favorite resources, find connected content more easily, create sequences of resources that you use year after year — and that you needed a better browsing and search experience.

Skin Color and Human Evolution

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated genetic factors contributing to skin color differences, particularly within African populations.

Coloration in Vertebrates

This activity explores images of animals with a mutation that affects coloration, which serve as phenomena for learning about skin color genetics and evolution.

Storyline Viewer

This interactive tool allows educators to view, edit, create, and share storylines.

Asking Scientific Questions

Students often come to Duke professor Brian Silliman’s class feeling like asking scientific questions is reserved for a select few. In this video blog post, see how he uses the Asking Questions activity with his students to help them generate and refine their scientific questions.

Using Case Studies with Large Classes

Case studies are powerful tools for teaching. In this blog post, hear from higher ed instructor Phil Gibson about how he uses case studies with his students to foster community within his classroom. 

Claim-Evidence-Reasoning and the Wallace Line

Interested in using our biogeography resources to help your students reason from evidence? In this blog post from California educator Nikki Chambers, see how she uses our suite of ‘Wallace Line’ activities to have her students construct explanations.

UN report: Extreme weather hit 62 million people in 2018

The United Nations’ weather agency says extreme weather last year hit 62 million people worldwide and forced 2 million people to relocate, as man-made climate change worsened.

The World Meteorological Organization’s annual state of global climate report says Earth is nearly 1.8 degr