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Reproduction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young biologists learn about reproduction through a four-part, Nature League video series. Hosted by Britt Garner, the collection explores sexual and asexual reproduction, the importance of genetic diversity, adaptations, epigenetics,...
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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Genetic Variation Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Fill- in-the-blank, labeling, and short answer questions make up this well-written cell division worksheet. Neat diagrams of chromosomes and dividing cells are included. Junior biologists show what they know about reproduction, meiosis,...
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Mechanisms that Increase Genetic Variation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learn how genetic variation occurs within prokaryotes through transformation, transduction, and conjugation. The instructor then explains how sexual reproduction in eukaryotes can lead to crossing over, random assortment, and random...
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Population Variation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Tasmanian devils are scavengers who eat dead animals including the bones and fur. A video begins with cancer in Tasmanian devils to demonstrate the importance of genetic variation. Then examples such as the black-footed ferret and AIDS...
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Population Genetics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Genetic variation shows the health of a population, yet cheetahs show very little variation over that last 10,000 years. Scholars learn the importance of genetic variation in populations after viewing an informative presentation. It...
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AP: Chapter 23: The Evolution of Populations

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
How and why do populations change over time? AP biology aces explore this question by completing this assignment. They write the answers to 21 questions regarding population genetics, stability, genetic drift, polymorphism, and selection. 
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Natural Selection - The Mechanism of Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A sufficient slide show on natural selection is available to use with your biology class. It introduces viewers to foundations of this mechanism of evolutionary change. Notes are provided to support your lecture on genetic variation and...
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Worksheet: The Theory of Natural Selection

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is yet another variation of the classic activity in which lab groups use different tools to imitate different bird beaks as a demonstration of one of the factors in natural selection. What makes this one unique is that it is on a...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from...
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The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be...
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Population Genetics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Population genetics deals with genetic differences within and between populations. The video explains why this is the lowest level of evolution. Then it discusses mutations, environmental factors, genetic recombination, and random gamete...
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CSI Wildlife

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can DNA fingerprinting prevent the extinction of elephants? Young scientists learn about DNA fingerprinting before applying their knowledge to case studies of elephant poaching. The first case requires them to match the DNA from a tusk...
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Evolution of Populations

For Students 8th - 11th
In this evolution learning exercise, students review the ideas expressed by Darwin, gene pools, genetic variation, single-gene and polygenic traits, and natural selection. This learning exercise has 9 fill in the blank, 5 multiple...
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Sex Safari - Field Trip

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A field trip to study reproductive behavior of big game is a great set up for big-time learning! Part two of a four-part Reproduction video series takes viewers up close and personal with the animal residents of a wildlife preserve in...
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Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Simple characteristic changes can have a significant impact on species survival. A hands-on activity has learners investigate the color variation in pocket mouse populations in different environments. They connect the timing and number...
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Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While many mutations are neutral, those that appear advantageous increase in frequency in a population. Scholars use illustrations to make predictions about populations of mice. They follow it up with a video to confirm or refute their...
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Gene Switches- A Model

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore genetic variation within a population. In this genetic adaptation lesson, students investigate the reasons contributing to genetic adaptation. Students collaborate and analyze DNA models. Multiple resources are provided.
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...
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What is Evolution?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learn about the basics of the mechanism of evolution and the importance of natural selection, and examine evidence showing that we are seeing evolution playing out in every organism we encounter. In an engaging and easy-to-follow video,...
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Genetic Drift

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Survival is a game of chance, catch my drift? Examine the factors that influence genetic drift with an entertaining video from a large biology playlist. The resource covers the myriad conditions that come into play when a species...
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Genetic Variation

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students study families and their genetics.  For this investigative lesson students explain how variations in genetics can be harmful and how some can help with survival.
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Evolution: Finch on the Galapagos Islands

For Students 9th - 12th
A writing prompt instructs science students to describe a series of events that sequences the arrival of the ancestral species of finch on the Galapagos Islands. The assignment guides young researchers with sixteen key concepts, and...
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Natural Selection in Protected And Unprotected Populations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Studnets compare how two elephant seal populations fare during successive generations. They participate in a simulation using a card game to look at the differences in two populations, one that is protected from mortality by human...

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