DNA the Easy Way (and "Gram Stain" Without the Mess)
Students visualize DNA from cells and explain the basis and importance of the Gram-stain reaction and to perform the KOH test equivalent.
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The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study...
9th - Higher Ed Science
The Case of Regulation in Cells
After your biologists have learned about transcription, translation, and gene regulation, they work in a small group to create a poster of a system that serves as an analogy of the gene regulation process. They share their creations with...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Why Jellyfish Float Like a Butterfly—And Sting Like a Bee
Jellyfish predate dinosaurs by 400 million years. The video explains how jellyfish without a heart, blood, or a brain have survived longer than most other species. It details two of their tricks for adapting and finding prey as their...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
LS4A - Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
Need help putting together an uncommonly good unit about common ancestry? Check out a video that covers NGSS standard LS4A, Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity. Topics include ways to convey similarities and differences between...
6 mins 3rd - 12th Science