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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
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
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. 

Microbiology
Ecology
Earth Science
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for The Beak of the Finch

This activity explores the concepts and research presented in the short film The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch, which documents the main findings from four decades of investigations on the evolution of the Galápagos finches.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Patterns of Predation

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how herbivore populations are regulated in the Serengeti.

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

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Earth Science
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
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.

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