Present-Day Rapid Extinctions
For this extinction worksheet, students review the different human activities that are leading to present-day rapid extinctions. This worksheet has 9 short answer questions.
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Why the Evolutionary Epic Matters: Crash Course Big History #203
Imagine a world where the only animals roaming the earth are domesticated. One day, we might not have to imagine the scenario of no wild animals—and that day approaches faster than predicted. A video explains the evolution from...
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Brief History of Everything feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Explore the creation of the world as we know it today! An engaging narrator uses a storytelling approach to describe the creation of the universe through black holes. He continues to explain the behavior of subatomic particles as they...
9 mins 9th - 12th Science
Speciation and Extinction
Are we, as some scientists theorize, in the midst of the sixth mass extinction? Scholars explore speciation through adaptive radiation and extinction with a video that uses the three-spines stickleback in Alaska, and its current...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Meet The Frog That Barfs Up Its Babies
Ever heard of Gastric-brooding frogs? Probably not, because this frog is extinct. But scientists are trying to de-extinct this interesting frog that literally throws up its babies after they undergo metamorphosis in their mother's...
6 mins 3rd - Higher Ed 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