The Human Role in Dog Evolution
Students label maps with the geographical distribution of wolf subspecies and the original locations of dog breeds. They read and discuss related articles and write essays based on their research.
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Understanding Climate Change and Nature's Role in Creating Resilience
They say you can't control the weather — but maybe we can! A two-week unit explores climate change, humans' role in it, and nature's adaptation due to climate change. Learners research each topic with a focus on local and state information.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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
Women’s Rights in Iraq
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation
At one point, all mammals carried only two color receptors, but now most humans carry three. An informative presentation and hands-on activity demonstrate how this evolved through genetics. By participating in the activity, pupils...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review CRISPR and the Future of Human Evolution
Will survival of the fittest be replaced by designer babies and eugenics in the near future? The technology exists now, but scientists still debate how to best use it. The future of the human race depends on the decisions made, but no...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few...
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Designed
How Do Dogs "See" with Their Noses?
While dogs may not be able to see quite as well as humans, they definitely have us beat when it comes to their sense of smell. Prepare to be amazed as this short video investigates the incredibly sensitive noses of man's best friend.
4 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable