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Phil Gibson Discusses Dog Genomics Resources

There is a rich body of literature on research investigating evolution using dogs as a general example and studies specifically investigating canine evolution. In this Educator Voices video, Phil Gibson discusses how he uses BioInteractive's dog genomics resources with his students.

Constructing Explanations with Finches for 9th Graders

In this Educator Voices article, hear from New Jersey educator Karen Lucci as she outlines how she utilizes our finch resources with her introductory biology students in constructing explanations about evolution by natural selection. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Using an Amylase Activity to Introduce Statistics

How can students connect science content with science practices like data analysis? In this Educator Voices article, Kathy Van Hoeck describes how she uses a lesson sequence about the digestion of starch to introduce students to statistics. 

Diving Adaptations in Sea Nomads

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated physiological and genetic adaptations in the Bajau, a group of people who traditionally do freediving.