Genetic Variations in Hand Span Size
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High schoolers study genes. In this biology lesson plan, students measure their handspan size to determine if one pair or many pairs of genes control that trait.
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Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
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...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Mechanisms that Increase Genetic Variation
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...
12 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Are Some People Left-Handed?
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...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable