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Mystery of the Missing Tusks

This activity explores images of elephants with and without tusks, which serve as phenomena for learning about selection and human impacts on the frequency of traits within populations.

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. 

Inspiring Students Through Great Films

Today’s world is full of pessimism and cynicism, and our students are bombarded with discouraging messages about the future of the planet. Is there any antidote to such poison? In this message from BioInteractive, hear from Vice President for Science Education Sean B.

White-Nose Syndrome in Bat Populations

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that modeled the impact of an infectious fungal disease on a bat population.

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.

Cougars and Trees in a Trophic Cascade

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated the effects of tourism on cougars and cottonwood trees in a national park.

Using Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) with HHMI BioInteractive Resources

Students may love to argue, but having students engage in scientific argumentation takes planning and structure. In this blog post, Florida educator Scott Sowell discusses how he uses argument-driven inquiry with his students so that they can begin to see themselves as scientists.

Using BioInteractive Resources Across A Semester Ecology Course

If you're interested in using BioInteractive resources to structure an entire course, check out this  article from Northwestern Connecticut Community College professor Tara Jo Holmberg in which outlines how she sequences her ecology course using BioInteractive resources.

Using BioInteractive to Generate Assessment Items

Interested in how to embed assessments into your instruction? In this blog post, hear from Wisconsin educator Amy Fassler as she discusses how she embeds formative assessments in a lesson sequence about trophic cascades, including an example claim-evidence-reasoning task.

Combining and Customizing BioInteractive Coral Bleaching Resources

Interested in expanding how you use authentic data with your students? Check out this article from University of Richmond professor Kristine Grayson, who discusses how she combines and customizes BioInteractive’s coral bleaching resources to give students experience selecting, plotting, and inter

Stopping Mosquito-Borne Disease Click & Learn

Amy Fassler explains how she uses BioInteractive's Stopping Mosquito-Borne Disease Click & Learn to introduce the topic of emerging infectious disease in her AP® Environmental Science course.