Reading and Thinking About Evolution
Students explore evolution. They read magazine articles related to evolution. Students describe arguments for/against evolution that the author used. Students discuss their findings.
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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
Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Learning About Opioids
Feeling high is not the only side effect of abusing prescription opioids. Middle and high schoolers learn more about specific painkillers, including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Clonazepam, as well as their common brand names and extensive...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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 a Few Scientists Transformed the Way We Think About Disease
During the first few sniffles of a cold, you can't help wondering where you picked up the illness. Watch an Ed Ted video that details the difference between miasma theory and germ theory, and the ways that Dr. John Snow's research...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Evolution Primer #7: Why Is Evolution Controversial Anyway?
Why do some people think evolution is a controversial topic? This video does a wonderful job of explaining the controversy around evolution in an unbiased way. Showing the source of controversy from both a scientific and religious...
7 mins 9th - 12th Science
New Review The Evolution of Animal Genitalia
Explore the evolutionary changes to the sexual reproductive organs. Their shapes and functions are more complex than one would think! Scholars learn about several unique reproductive practices and how these organs contribute to courtship...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Think About Gravity
What goes up must come down, but there is more to the phenomenon than meets the eye! As it turns out, any two objects attract to each other. The formula for Newton's law of universal gravitation is introduced in the explanation. A touch...
5 mins 6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Evolution in a Big City
Intriguing! With color-coded maps and eye-catching animation, Professor Jason Munshi-South expounds on how, by taking a DNA sample from a New York City mouse, biologists can determine which park it lives in. This is because urban...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable