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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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Artificially Selecting Dogs

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Selective breeding has resulted in some novel and beautiful or useful dogs over the years. Using the American Foxhound as an example, genetics learners find out how and why they came about. Then, in small groups, they select breeds to...
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Artificial Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give young biologists a firsthand look at the process of evolution with this engaging student-centered science investigation. Taking advantage of the rapid life cycle of the Wisconsin Fast Plant, this experiment involves students growing...
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Natural and Artificial Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many people oppose genetically modified foods yet support selective breeding in dogs. Learn about the similarities and differences through a short presentation that features many video clips. It covers natural selection, artificial...
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Artificial Selection

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The second lesson in the series begins with a starter activity discussing wild versus domesticated animals. Then, scholars play a card game, with optional variations, to emphasize artificial selection. Next, they attend a field trip to a...
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Ecological Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Humans, through artificial selection, created a dog that is hypoallergenic, loves water, is good with kids, very smart, and comes in a variety of colors — a labradoodle. Through the analysis of dog breeds, class members explore...
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Evolution Continues

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Peacocks, when fanning their feathers to attract females, shake the feathers, creating an inaudible sound for humans but one that female hens can hear, even from far away. In the video, scholars explore evolution by analyzing artificial...
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Selective Breeding of Farm Animals

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Biology learners read about selective breeding in chickens and how it has produced high-yield meat specimens and rapid egg-layers. The unpleasant effects of artificial selection are explored, as well as options to supporting this...
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Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The peppered moth is featured in a video about natural selection. The narrator tells the story of Darwin's theory and then moves on to the principles behind natural selection and the different ways it works. Concepts covered include...
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Selective Breeding

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Combining traits of different animals can result in new breeds. This set of slides supports you as you teach selective breeding as part or a genetics or evolution unit. Chickens are the highlighted example. Traits to consider are the...
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Natural Selection - The Mechanism of Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A sufficient slide show on natural selection is available to use with your biology class. It introduces viewers to foundations of this mechanism of evolutionary change. Notes are provided to support your lecture on genetic variation and...
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The Evidence for Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th
Summarize a unit on evolutionary evidence. Learners recount information about the fossil record, molecular record, homologous structures, convergent evolution. This worksheet provides plenty of room for students to write out responses,...
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Evolution!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Almost 100 slides explore the history of life and how it has changed over time. Full of photos and graphics, the colorful text is highly informative. You could go through these slides, pick and choose which you might want to highlight,...
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Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Biology grows on you. The presentation covers natural selection including genes, evolution, drug resistance, domestication, artificial selection, limiting factors, overpopulation, reproduction, adaptations, and alleles. It includes...
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Disruption of Genetic Equilibrium

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Could a population stay the exact same over time with no change in allele frequencies? The video explains the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium theorem and the assumptions it requires. It discusses mutation, migration, gene flow, genetic drift,...
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Marker-Assisted Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Want your class to experience selecting for desirable traits in plants firsthand? Learners extract DNA from a peach, use a dye to visualize DNA, and perform gel-electrophoresis to select for genetically-based frost resistance in peach...
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The Perfect Cow?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the traits that made cattle ideal for human domestication. In this selective breeding lesson, students consider the advantages and disadvantages of domestication of several species. They watch video clips and view...
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Evidence for Evolution

For Students 10th
In this evidence of evolution worksheet, students review notes given by referring to the Nelson Biology text, chapter 11/13. Students read the notes and the specified pages in the text.
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Darwin's Theory of Evolution

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this evolution worksheet, students review terms associated with Darwin's theory including natural variation, natural selection, and survival of the fittest. This worksheet has 8 short answer, 10 matching, and 6 multiple choice questions.
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Artificial selection

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students brainstorm a list of improvements they might make to a picture of a skinny cow to improve its milk yield. They draw ideas on the board and compare these pictures with the original and ask the students which cow they would use...
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The Organization of Life

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why are living things important to the environment? A PowerPoint explains just that as it covers ecosystems and their components, specifically focusing on the types of organisms that live there. Scholars get an introduction to evolution...
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CRISPR and the Future of Human Evolution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Will survival of the fittest be replaced by designer babies and eugenics in the near future? The technology exists now, but scientists still debate how to best use it. The future of the human race depends on the decisions made, but no...
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The Perfect Cow?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how cattle have evolved through natural selection and selective breeding.  In this natural selection lesson plan students compare and contrast natural and artificial selection.
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Evolution – Diversity of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists noticed animals with backbones share similar bone structure despite having different forms, such as fins, arms, and wings. Young scientists gain an appreciation for evolution by understanding the history of the theory. They...

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