Evolution

How Do Some Cells Affect Mouse Color?

In this phenomenon-driven activity, students investigate how cells are signaled to make melanin and explain how mutations in melanin pathway proteins affect the coat color of various organisms.

Cell Biology
Genetics
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

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.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Why Can Some Digest Dairy and Others Cannot?

In this activity, students investigate the phenomenon of lactase persistence by making sense of a series of data sets.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Mimicry in a Diverse Community of Arthropods

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that tested how effectively mimicry protects arthropods against different types of predators.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Schooling Behavior of Stickleback Fish from Different Habitats

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that tested how individual fish responded to an artificial model of a fish school.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Sodium Channel Evolution in Electric Fish

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how gene duplication contributed to the evolution of electric fish.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
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

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.

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College