This interactive animation about the biology of skin color provides stop points at which students can further explore the material through additional text and illustrations, videos, questions, and simple interactive widgets.Play Interactive Video
- AP Biology (2012-2013)
- 1A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, 1.C.3, 3.C.1, 4.C.2
- IB Biology (2016)
- 2.6, 5.1, 5.2, D1
- NGSS (2013) PS
- MS-PS4-2, HS-PS4.B
- NGSS (2013) LS
- MS-LS1.A, MS-LS3.A, MS-LS3.B, MS-LS4.B, HS-LS1.A, HS-LS3.B, HS-LS4.B, HS-LS4.C
814Short FilmsThe Biology of Skin ColorPenn State University anthropologist Dr. Nina Jablonski walks us through the evidence that the different shades of skin color among human populations arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world. Also available in Spanish.
454Film GuidesFilm Guide for The Biology of Skin ColorThe following classroom-ready resources complement The Biology of Skin Color. Featuring anthropologist Dr. Nina Jablonski, the film walks us through the evidence that differences in human skin color are adaptations to varying intensity of UV light. Also available in Spanish.
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449Interactive MediaBioInteractive has long been known for its award-winning virtual labs. Now, our interactive media collection also includes Click & Learn activities, featuring embedded video clips and animations; interactive videos, which add stop points and assessments to some of our popular short films and animations; and apps for mobile devices, including our EarthViewer app.