Evolution

What Causes Different Fur Colors?

In this inquiry-based activity, students investigate the phenomenon of fur colors in rock pocket mice to connect genotypes to phenotypes and molecular genetics to evolution.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB

How Can We Explain Evolutionary Relationships among Species?

In this inquiry-based activity, students engage in science practices to figure out ways environmental factors drive the natural selection and adaptation of Galápagos finches.

Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB

Spread of a Lactase-Persistence Allele

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how human populations might adapt to milk consumption, both genetically and culturally. 

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

Stickleback Spines

This activity explores images of stickleback fish, some with spines and some without spines, which serve as phenomena for learning about gene regulation and natural selection.

Genetics
Evolution
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Laetoli Footprints

This activity explores an image of fossil footprints at Laetoli, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about fossil evidence and human evolution.

Evolution
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB

The Genetics of Tusklessness in Elephants

This video follows scientists working in Gorongosa National Park as they try to determine the genes responsible for tusk development in elephants.

Genetics
Evolution
Scientists at Work
High School — AP/IB
College

Origins of Antibiotic Resistance

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on whether antibiotic resistance genes evolved before or after the introduction of modern-day antibiotics.

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

Biology of SARS-CoV-2

This four-part animation series explores the biology of the virus SARS-CoV-2, which has caused a global pandemic of the disease COVID-19.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College