The dramatic story of stickleback evolution is told in this beautiful film featuring stunning locations in Alaska and the Nevada desert. Watch as scientists David Kingsley and Michael Bell reveal the striking transformation of stickleback skeletons, and how we have come to understand that elements in our genomes, called genetic switches, play a powerful role in the evolution of bodies.
In the virtual stickleback evolution lab, learn firsthand the methods for analyzing body structure in fish collected from lakes, as well as fossils recovered from a quarry. Measure, record, and graph your results to discover evolutionary patterns. You are the scientist!
One disc with one short film, approx. 15 min., and one virtual lab.