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Inheritance and Mutations in a Single-Gene Disorder

This activity builds on information presented in the short film Genes as Medicine. Students interpret actual pedigrees to determine the inheritance pattern of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited form of blindness. They also examine protein sequence data to explore mutations that can cause LCA.

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

This activity explores an image of tattoo ink particles inside cells, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about the structure and color of human skin.

Cell Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Mozambique Mounds

This activity explores an image of termite mounds in the African savanna, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about ecosystems, competition, and feedback loops.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Phenomenal Images
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
Coloration in Vertebrates

This activity explores images of animals with a mutation that affects coloration, which serve as phenomena for learning about skin color genetics and evolution.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Phenomenal Images
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
Activity for Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

This activity explores the concepts and research on the anole lizards discussed in the short film The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree, including adaptation by natural selection, convergent evolution, and the formation of new species.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
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
Testosterone Levels in Elite Athletes

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that compared the testosterone levels of Olympic-level elite athletes.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
White-Nose Syndrome

This activity explores images of bats with an infectious fungal disease, which serve as phenomena for learning about population dynamics and disease impacts.

Microbiology
Ecology
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB