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Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.
Karen E Petersen
Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences
22 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This interactive module shows how DNA sequences can be used to infer evolutionary relationships among organisms and represent them as phylogenetic trees.
Ana María González
Zachary David Blount
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource
14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Abigail E. Cahill
Students will use swirl to understand Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The lesson starts with observed numbers of individuals for each genotype, and students will work through a number of steps to...
Evolution of Caffeine Biosynthesis Enzymes
12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Brian Sullivan1, Shuchismita Dutta2
1. University of North Carolina 2. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
This case focuses on exploring why plants make secondary metabolites like caffeine and how the enzymes required for making caffeine evolved.
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life
08 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jonathan Hendricks
Paleontological Research Institution
The Digital Atlas project include field guides to fossils (including a mobile app), an online paleontology textbook, and a collection of over 500 virtual 3D models of fossil specimens.
Exploring Population Change without Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 4
21 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amy Lark, Cory Kohn1, Jim Smith1, Louise Mead2, Robert T Pennock1, Wendy Johnson
1. Michigan State University 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
An introductory activity exploring how a population changes without natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.
Exploring the Introduction of Genetic Variation by Random Mutation: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 1
17 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cory Kohn1, Amy Lark, Jim Smith2, Louise Mead3, Robert T Pennock2, Wendy Johnson
1. Keck Science Department, The Claremont Colleges 2. Michigan State University 3. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
An introductory activity introducing the role of random mutation in generating genetic variation using the Avida-ED simulation.
Origin and Diversity of Armor in Girdled Lizards
15 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Broo
Mariemont High School
The girdled lizards (Cordylidae) are a family of distinctively armored lizards endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. Students examine lizards in this family to classify the lizards based on morphological...
That Vertebrate Ate What Exactly?
By Jason Horner
Coral Glades High School
During the course of this lesson, students will analyze CT scan data and observe bycatch (or an unknown discovery) captured during the scanning process of vertebrates.
Evidence of Evolution Homologous Structures
14 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bridget Armstrong
Okeeheelee Middle School
Using CT (Computed Tomography) scans of vertebrate forelimbs, both as 3D models and as shapefiles, to enhance and illustrate the concepts of homologous structures, and the evolution of anatomical...
Loren Annikki Launen
John J Dennehy