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LS4C - Adaptation

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Learn how the study of adaptation progresses through grade levels. The narrator provides a curricular view of teaching adaptation complete with examples. Concepts range from simple trait adaptations to speciation and natural selection.
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LS4B - Natural Selection

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Would you survive natural selection? A video lesson prepares teachers across multiple grades to teach the concept of natural selection. The instructor explains the components of the concept and offers helpful examples.
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Natural Selection: Peppered Moths

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Can human activity influence the colors of moths? The simulation explains how pollution changed the color of tree bark, which led to the survival of a different variation of moths. It also discusses the shift back as air quality improves.
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Natural Selection: Natural Disasters

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can natural disasters alter natural selection? The interactive explores this concept with mice living through a forest fire. As the environment changes, the camouflage also changes. How does this one disaster impact future generations?
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How to Live Forever? Be a Jellyfish

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The turritopsis dohrnii, or immortal jellyfish, are tiny, with adults measuring only 0.18 inches tall and wide. The narrator of this short video explores the immortal jellyfish and the importance of their unique and amazing lives. These...
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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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Coevolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists give evolution two opposable thumbs up! In the video, scholars explore coevolution through the analysis of a few different examples. The instructor then explains and shows what coevolution is and is not to eliminate confusion...
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Microevolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If some genes were exposed to microwaves, would that cause microevolution? In the video, scholars learn about microevolution or any change in the allele frequency of a population. The instructor explains the five ways microevolution...
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Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learners explore population genetics, or how populations of species change over time, leading to evolution with a video that brings together the principles of Mendel and Darwin and explains and models the Hardy-Weinberg equation.
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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 lesson. Scholars rotate through seven stations completing experiments, hands-on activities, writing exercises, and analysis. Stations include material on...
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Adaptations

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Congratulations! You exist, thanks to the wonders of biology and adaptations. The focus of the lesson explains many adaptations of plants and animals and how the environment has influenced the process. A hands-on activity demonstrates...
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How Smart Are Dolphins?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dolphins are one of the smartest creatures on Earth. The size of their brain compared to their body size is second to humans. This allows these cetaceans to form complex social relationships and use echolocation to navigate and...
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How Do Germs Spread (and Why Do They Make Us Sick)?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Much the chagrin of mothers around the world, germs are everywhere; it's unavoidable. Learn how these microscopic invaders have evolved different ways of spreading from one host to another with this short instructional video.
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Why Are Some People Left-Handed?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Despite what some may think, being right- or left-handed isn't a conscious choice people make. Watch this short video to find out exactly what determines a person's dominant hand, and how the cooperative and competitive nature of humans...
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Where Do Genes Come From?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
No, you didn't get your genes from the local clothing store. Learn where they really come from by watching this video as it explores how the genes found in all plants and animals today have arisen over billions of years of mutations from...
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What Causes Antibiotic Resistance?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
There are ten times more bacteria cells than human cells in the average person, and while many of them are helpful, there are some that can be deadly. This video explores the on-going battle between people and these microscopic...
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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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Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, some tiny creatures show just how quickly natural selection can turn a mutation into an advantageous adaptation. Watch a video about rock pocket mice, who show that one small change can make all...
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Icefish Adaptations

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What adaptations exist in order for icefish to survive the subfreezing temperatures of the Antarctic Ocean? Middle and high schoolers can find out through watching a related 13-minute video and performing a simple investigation to...
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Case Studies: Influenza and HIV

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Stop infection spread. Pupils participate in an activity to model infections and replications of viruses. Within the activity, scholars see that viruses may end up with genetic variation and connect that to how some forms of the flu are...