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89 resources with the concept genetic variation

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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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The Blueprints of Your Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Brown eyes, blue eyes, and green eyes don't just happen by luck. Find out more about genetics with a collection of high school level presentations, videos, and lessons.
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The 12 Days of Evolution - Complete Series!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists believe red hair and pale skin evolved in northern Europe because it helped humans synthesize vitamin D easier than those with more melanin in their skin. Viewers explore many interesting facets of evolution in a video all...
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Great Minds: Gregor Mendel

For Students 9th - 12th
How would you feel if you made a huge scientific discovery, published it everywhere, and shared it with every scientist, only to have it ignored for 35 years because no one understood your genius? Unfortunately, Gregor Mendel died before...
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Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The peppered moth is featured in a video about natural selection. The narrator tells the story of Darwin's theory and then moves on to the principles behind natural selection and the different ways it works. Concepts covered include...
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Cellular Variation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Variety truly is the spice of life. A video explores how plants have both chlorophyll a and b and the benefits of possessing both, how varying molecules allows for winter wheat, how possessing the heterozygous combination of sickle-cell...
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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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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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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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Artificial Selection

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The second lesson in the series begins with a starter activity discussing wild versus domesticated animals. Then, scholars play a card game, with optional variations, to emphasize artificial selection. Next, they attend a field trip to a...
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Biodiversity

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does biodiversity affect ecosystems? An insightful presentation covers the concept of biodiversity and its importance. It takes a look at extinction and endangered and threatened species as well as biodiversity hot spots around the...
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The Hellacious Lives of the "Hell Pigs"

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some animals have more in common than meets the eye. An episode of the PBS Eon series analyzes the fossil records of a mammal nicknamed the hell pig. The lesson describes how evolutionary methods determine the genetic evolution of the...
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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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Molecular Genetics of Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you identify mutations just by viewing DNA sequences? Scholars apply prior knowledge of DNA sequences to do just that in an engaging activity. They transcribe and translate genes, thus identifying the locations of mutations. Then,...
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Biochemistry and Cell Signaling Pathway of the Mc1r Gene

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do mice have so much fur color variation over generations? Scholars illustrate protein structures based on amino acid sequences. Then, they analyze the signaling pathway in different-colored mice populations. This allows them to...
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Evolution Begins with the Inheritance of Gene Variations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Connect Mendelian genetics with Darwinian theories. An interactive lesson lets pupils explore how George Shull used research from other scientists to explore genetic variation. The resource outlines the statistical analysis of genetic...
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Genetic Inheritance Follows Rules

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rules are not meant to be broken in genetics. Scholars learn to build Punnett squares to track the inheritance of dominant and recessive traits in an interactive animation activity. Online questions help individuals reflect on their...
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Some Genes Are Dominant

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dominate a lesson on genetic traits. Young scholars learn about the difference between dominant and recessive traits with an interactive lesson. An animation demonstrates Mendel's work on the inheritance of traits, and interactive...
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How Blood Evolved (Many Times)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Red, purple, green, blue, and white are all colors of ... animal blood! Young scholars learn about the evolution of animal blood over time in a video lesson from a comprehensive Eons series. They learn that not only has the color...
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When Humans Were Prey

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A quarry worker in southern Africa discovered the first fossil evidence that the human species originated on the continent less than 100 years ago! Evidence from the specimen indicates the first humans were not the hunters—but the prey....
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When Apes Conquered Europe

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Where are they now? Apes are humans' closest evolutionary ancestor, yet they only live in small areas in Africa and Asia. Learn how their geography changes with evolution in a video lesson from the PBS Eon series. 
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Your Place in the Primate Family Tree

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Your family get-togethers are about to become more interesting! A video lesson in the PBS Eons series describes the primate family tree that leads to the one and only—homo sapiens. Discover the fossil evidence that leads scientists to...
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Reading Primary Sources: Darwin and Wallace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your classes back in time. Learners read real historical texts from both Darwin and Wallace as well as an announcement of their findings. Using guiding questions, they make inferences and draw conclusions from the information in the...