Phylogeny Teacher Resources

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Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, is the focus of a four-video collection hosted by Britt Garner. The narrator discusses biodiversity, evolution, defining intelligence, and other complex topics. As a bonus, she models how to break...
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Evolution and Speciation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of five Nature League videos explores evolution and speciation. Four evolution types, in-breeding, out-breeding, and how engineers have designed technology, household items, and medicines inspired by nature. Host Britt...
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AP: Chapter 25: Phylogeny and Systematics

For Students 9th - 12th
As a review or note taking guide, this resource wraps up a unit on the tree of life. Biology bigwigs define phylogeny and answer questions about the subsequent classification of organisms. The worksheet takes a straightforward and...
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Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In a fun and interactive two-day lesson, learners sort anole lizard pictures by appearance. Next, they watch a video about the anoles and re-sort based on the information in the video. In addition to physical characteristics, budding...
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Phylogeny

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an unusual collection of slides. The first, which is upside down, is the phylogeny of fish. Next comes an article about invasive lampreys in the Great Lakes area. The third slide shows the life cycle of sea lampreys. A reptilian...
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Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th
This assignment conducts a thorough exploration of systematics. Clearly designed for an AP biology course, questions pertain to taxonomic categories, phylogeny, and construction of cladograms. 
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Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
On the Caribbean islands, lizards expanded into different niches instead of competing for resources. Scholars discuss and learn from experts in a video how scientists prove the theory. They build phylogenetic trees based on appearances...
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The Tree of Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scientists use the Internet to evaluate how organisms are classified. They research the phylogeny of organisms and how they are linked in a certain way. Pupils hone research technology skills with their final presentations.
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Modern Classification

For Students 9th
In this modern classification worksheet, 9th graders describe ways scientists determine an organism's phylogeny. Then they explain what the animal and fungi kingdoms have in common and how they differ. Students also classify some cells...
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Using Amino Acid Sequences to Show Evolutionary Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Compare protein fragments, count amino acids, and use the information to explore common ancestry. The resource mentions a student worksheet, however, a separate printable worksheet is not provided. The exercises are written into the...
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Plant Phylogeny

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students examine live potted plants and create a hypothesis regarding their relationships in this upper-level introductory lesson plan on phylogenetic reconstruction using morphological characters. The lesson plan can be accomplished in...
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Island Biogeography and Evolution: Solving a Phylogenetic Puzzle With Molecular Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in solving a logic problem based on real organisms and real data. They develop phylogenies for seven related populations of lizards living on the Canary Islands.
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Molecular Biology and Primate Phylogenetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pairs of high school biologists compare amino acid differences in the beta hemoglobin of different primates. They use the information collected to construct a phylogenic tree. Follow-up discussion questions are provided. This is a...
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Taxonomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete a short quiz reviewing classification. In groups, they create their own family trees and discuss who is related to whom and are introduced to phylogenies in genetics. To end the lesson, they take notes on Taxonomy and...
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Making Cladograms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct cladograms (evolutionary trees), showing how shared derived characters can be used to reveal degrees of relationship. They interpret and analyze cladograms, and determine where unclassified vertebrates would fit on a...
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Plants

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use a biology video to focus on four main groups of plants: bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, and anglosperms. It explains the parts of plants, life cyles, evolution of plants, and even touches upon sporophyte and gametophyte. 
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Types of Archaea

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
One of the few organisms that are classified by the environment in which they live include archaea. The video describes the phylogeny of the group and their major characteristics. It details how they reproduce and discusses the diversity...
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Species Diversity and Phylogeny

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the classification system of organisms: taxonomy. They examine prepared slides of Protozoans and record information on a Taxonomy Recording Sheet. Two additional classifying activities are also included in this...
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An Automobile Phylogenetic Tree

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers construct a phylogenetic tree for various automobiles and trucks after considering important characteristics of these "organisms". They work in small groups to construct the trees and complete a set of questions then they...
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Archaea

For Students 9th - 12th
There's archaea in my primordial soup! Viewers watch a video that explains what an archaea is, why it took us so long to find them, how they are different from eucaryota and bacteria, and the interesting discoveries about their...
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Bacteria

For Students 9th - 12th
Is the other side of bacteria called fronteria? Introduce bacteria with a video that covers where it fits on the tree of life, the structure and functions of each part, the shapes and metabolism for various types of bacteria,...
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Fungi

For Students 9th - 12th
A biology v ideo focuses on the various characteristics of the five major phyla of fungi: ascomycota, basidiomycota, chytridomycota, glomeromycota, and zygomycota. 
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Advanced Genetics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Are your biologists ready for advanced genetics? Briefly learn about Gregor Mendel, and dive into the phylogenetic tree, linked genes, multiple genes and nonnuclear inheritance! Mr. Anderson continues his clear instruction and use of...
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NOVA Evolution Lab Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It doesn't matter if you look on land, in the air, underground, or in water—evolution is everywhere. Scholars complete worksheets with multiple question types as they progress through six online missions creating phylogenic trees. 

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