NGSS Aligned Resources for HS-LS4-1.
Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.
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The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few...
The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
Comparative Anatomy: What Makes Us Animals
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Simple Animals: Sponges, Jellies, and Octopuses
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
A video focusing on the evolutionary history of simple animals reveals some amazing facts. Did you know that some deep-water sponges can live to be more than 200 years old? The narrator of the film explains what simple animals means,...
Complex Animals: Annelids and Arthropods
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce your class to the importance of segmentation in evolutionary history with a video that explain how segmentation permitted the development of complex animals. The narrator analyzes examples of annelids and arthropods in terms of...