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Why Do I Feel Lightheaded When I Stand Up?
2 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Hypotension can be caused by a number of things — pregnancy, after eating a full meal of carbs, medications, and even genetics. In the video, the narrator discusses why some people become dizzy or light-headed when they stand up quickly....
Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2
18 mins 6th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
What can we learn about the evolution of mammals from a fisher? An engaging video from Brain Scoop's fossils and geology series illustrates the anatomical features of mammals through the dissection of a fisher. Content includes the...
The Chemistry of Redheads
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Redheads have genetic modifications that affect their pigmentation; however, the differences don't stop there! Use the video lesson from the ACS Reaction series to examine different traits specific to redheads. Learners consider the...
Natural Selection of Lactose Tolerance
1 min 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Different regions of the world have greatly varying rates of lactose tolerance. Learn why this mutation spreads in some populations and not others with an educational video. Viewers consider the relationship with natural selection in...
Sex Cells and Inherited Trauma - De-Natured
11 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do our experiences in childhood become part of our genetic makeup? The third of a four-part video series focusing on reproduction examines trending research in epigenetics. The narrator explains the experiment, data, and analysis of the...
The Molecular Biology of Mutations and Muscular Dystrophy
9th - 12th
Different types of mutations cause unique types and degrees of muscular dystrophy. Scholars learn about the types of mutations and the impact on the body. They compare the location of the mutations and draw conclusions about how it is...
Got Lactase? Blood Glucose Data Analysis
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Many physicals include a blood glucose test, but what are doctors actually testing? Scholars graph and interpret blood glucose data, allowing them to observe the differences in lactase persistence and draw conclusions. They then connect...
One Gene Makes One Protein
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewVery few universities still offer a master's degree in the ecology of grasses, but that was the degree that led George Wells Beadle to an interest in genetics and later a Nobel Prize. Scholars learn about the discoveries of Dr. Beadle...