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  • Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color

    Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color

    Activities

    Students collect and analyze evidence for each of the major conditions for evolution by natural selection to develop an explanation for how populations change over time. Also available in Spanish.

  • Bat Echolocation

    Bat Echolocation

    Data Points

    In this study, researchers tested whether bats change their behavior while hunting based on feedback from echolocation.

  • Survey Methods

    Survey Methods

    Click & Learn

    In this interactive, students explore the methods scientists use to survey elephants and learn about the current state of the elephant population in Africa.

  • Moth Mimicry: Using Ultrasound to Avoid Bats

    Moth Mimicry: Using Ultrasound to Avoid Bats

    Scientists at Work

    (10 min 24 sec) This video follows scientists as they uncover the ways in which moth species in Gorongosa National Park use ultrasound to avoid being eaten by bats.

  • Coral Bleaching Activity

    Coral Bleaching Activity

    Activities

    This is a classroom activity in which students use authentic data to assess the threat of coral bleaching around the world. It supports the 2014 Holiday Lectures on Science video featuring Dr. Stephen Palumbi.

  • The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

    The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

    Short Films

    (30 min 51 sec) The epic voyages of Darwin and Wallace led each to independently discover the natural origin of species and to formulate the theory of evolution by natural selection. Also available in Spanish.

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