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Students investigate ideas related to evolution, They research topics related to evolution such as the human genome, and molecular genetics to create presentations for the class.
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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
8th - 12th Science
The 12 Days of Evolution - Complete Series!
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...
18 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How does something remain the same in order to change? The video discusses homeostatic evolution from both the continuity and changing perspectives. An analysis of the excretory system in flatworms, earthworms, and vertebrates shows...
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
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...
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Designed