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How Did Dinosaurs Regulate Body Temperature?

This activity extends concepts covered in the film The Origin of Birds. Students analyze and interpret data from a scientific paper to explore thermoregulation in living and extinct animals, including dinosaurs.  

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Salt Stress Impacts Photosynthesis in Algae

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how salt affects the electron transport chain.

Anatomy & Physiology
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Cancer Cell Invasion

This activity explores an image of tumor cells invading muscle tissue, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about cancer, mutations, and cell division.

Genetics
Cell Biology
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Winging It: Analyzing a Scientific Paper

In this activity, students analyze aspects of a scientific paper that investigates genes involved in the colors and patterns of butterfly wings.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Lessons
College
Building a Paper Model of CRISPR-Cas9

In this hands-on activity, students build a paper model to explore how CRISPR-Cas9 is used to edit genes.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Labs & Demos
High School — AP/IB
College
Wildebeest Populations

This activity explores an image of a wildebeest herd on the Serengeti, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about population dynamics and wildlife management.

Ecology
Science Practices
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Benefits of Schools

This activity explores images of animals that live in groups, which serve as phenomena for learning about animal behavior.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Beaks As Tools: Selective Advantage in Changing Environments

This hands-on activity supports concepts covered in the short film The Beak of the Finch. Students collect and analyze data to learn why even slight variations in beak size can make the difference between life and death.

Evolution
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
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