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Chordates

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that coelacanths, a living chordate fossil, can live at an ocean depth of 2,300 feet, grow to be 6.5 feet long, and weigh almost 200 pounds? The narrator of a video series on evolution continues his way up the evolutionary...
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Comparative Anatomy: What Makes Us Animals

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What makes animals, well, animals? Viewers of a via comparative anatomy video see how similarities and differences in animal anatomy help support the theory of evolution. The video also includes examples of shared characteristics in...
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Animal Body Plans and Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How have we become what we've become? The presentation slides explain the process of evolution from a body plan viewpoint. They describe the evolution of each body plan including body symmetry, embryological development, cephalization,...
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Adaptation and Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Um may be the atomic symbol for confusion, but it won't be needed in this instructional activity. Scholars rotate through seven stations completing experiments, hands-on activities, writing exercises, and analysis. Stations include...
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Human Cloning: Is it Biological Plagiarism?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is cloning good or harmful? Help your class understand the risks and benefits as they read, research, and discuss human cloning. Individuals form teams, research information, and present to the class before concluding with an in-depth...
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Evidence of Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What an impression fossils make! For this activity, aspiring paleontologists view fossils and construct a timeline to further understand how the lack of natural adaptation caused historical organisms to become extinct. While they should...
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Animal Phyla and Plant Divisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searched hours for an activity that allows individuals the ability to use multiple resources to learn about both plant and animal kingdoms? This discussion and activity provide pupils with the ability to visualize each organism before...
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Classification of Organisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for the perfect indoor/outdoor activity that allows class members the opportunity to learn about organism classification? Here, pupils research organisms and categorize them according to domain and kingdom over the course of...
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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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Evidence of Evolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Since its conception in the mid-1800s, the theory of evolution has been a point of hot discussion, but what exactly do the facts say? Take your life science class on an evolutionary exploration, analyzing the different pieces of evidence...
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Timeline Activity

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young biologists travel back billions of years through history in a collaborative life science project. Given a long sheet of paper and a list of key biological events, students work in small groups creating and illustrating timelines...
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The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It was just another day of fishing at the local pier when a man unknowingly reeled in a fish thought to be extinct for 65 million years. This short video explains how scientists were surprised to discover that this 360 million year old...
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What is Natural Selection?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Examine exactly what is meant by natural selection, as well as how it works in nature and through the assistance of humans. Presented with fun graphics and simple narration, the complex topic of natural selection is clearly explained in...
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Phylogenetics

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Introduce your class to the concept of creating phylogenetic trees by playing a game of Telephone. Participants create a mixed-up message and through the use of distance matrices, the evolution of the message is recreated.