Investigating Biological Communities in Natural and Artificial Ecosystems
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Tenth graders use quadrat method to survey and compare plant and animal populations that exist in natural and artificial ecosystems on the school ground or in the local community.
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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
Investigating Biological Communities in Natural and
Tenth graders use the quadrat method to survery and compare plant and animal populations that exist in natural and artificial ecosystems. They estimate the abundance of organisms, identify ecological relationships and describe how they...
LS2A - Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Everybody needs somebody... especially in nature! Show your young ecologists the finer points of NGSS standard LS2A, Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, using the helpful ideas in the video. The narrator discusses the...
8 mins K - 12th Science
Feedback Loops: How Nature Gets Its Rhythms
Explore the role of feedback loops in maintaining nature's delicate balance with this short science video. Introducing the concepts of positive and negative feedback, multiple examples are presented that explore the intricate web of...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
LS2C - Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
How do ecosystems react to change over time? Show your class how natural and man-made factors affect the organisms in an area using the guidelines in a video about standard LS2C. Topics include biotic and abiotic factors, biodiversity,...
7 mins 3rd - 12th Science