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  • Analyzing Data on Tuskless Elephants

    Analyzing Data on Tuskless Elephants

    Lessons

    This data-driven activity accompanies the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. It engages students in analyzing data to make evidence-based claims about the occurrence of tusklessness in elephant populations.

  • Tracking Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    Tracking Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    Lessons

    This activity challenges students to provide their questions and ideas for experiments they could conduct to investigate the impact of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. It accompanies the video Genetically Modified Mosquitoes.

  • Spreadsheet Tutorial 5: Histogram

    Spreadsheet Tutorial 5: Histogram

    Lessons

    In this activity, students explore different ways of constructing a histogram using Excel or Google Sheets. Students apply what they learned by plotting beak size measurements of Galapágos finches before and after a drought.

  • Spreadsheet Tutorial 4: t-Test

    Spreadsheet Tutorial 4: t-Test

    Lessons

    In this activity, students explore different ways of calculating t-values and performing t-tests using built-in functions in Excel or Google Sheets. Students apply what they learned by plotting beak size measurements of Galapágos finches collected before and after a drought.

  • Building Ecological Pyramids

    Building Ecological Pyramids

    Lessons

    This activity supports using the citizen science platform WildCam Gorongosa in the classroom. It engages students into building biomass pyramids using data from trail camera photos of animals in Gorongosa National Park.

  • The Teosinte Hypothesis

    The Teosinte Hypothesis

    Lessons

    In this activity, students further explore the short film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn, by working through the mathematical concepts behind George Beadle’s claim that teosinte is the wild ancestor of maize.

  • Spreadsheet Tutorial 3: Column Graphs, Error Bars, and Standard Error of the Mean

    Spreadsheet Tutorial 3: Column Graphs, Error Bars, and Standard Error of the Mean

    Lessons

    In this activity, students explore different ways of creating simple bar graphs and adding error bars from calculated statistical values using built-in functions in Excel or Google Sheets. Students apply what they learned by plotting beak size measurements of Galapágos finches collected before and after a drought.

  • Spreadsheet Tutorial 2: Autofill Data, Cell References, and Standard Deviation

    Spreadsheet Tutorial 2: Autofill Data, Cell References, and Standard Deviation

    Lessons

    In this activity, students use the built-in functions in Excel or Google Sheets to explore different ways of filling in cells with a series of numbers, copying and pasting formulae, and referencing individual cells to use in calculations. Students apply what they learned by making different calculations with beak size measurements of Galapágos finches.

  • Spreadsheet Tutorial 1: Formulae, Functions, and Averages

    Spreadsheet Tutorial 1: Formulae, Functions, and Averages

    Lessons

    In this activity, students use the built-in functions in Excel or Google Sheets to calculate the mean and median. Students apply what they learned to a dataset beak measurements of Galapágos finches.

  • How Did Dinosaurs Regulate Body Temperature?

    How Did Dinosaurs Regulate Body Temperature?

    Lessons

    This activity extends concepts covered in the film The Origin of Birds. Students analyze and interpret data from a scientific paper to explore thermoregulation in living and extinct animals, including dinosaurs.  

  • Coral Reefs and Global Warming

    Coral Reefs and Global Warming

    Lessons

    This activity allows students to use authentic scientific data to make claims about the threat of coral bleaching for reefs around the world.

  • Evolution in Action: Data Analysis

    Evolution in Action: Data Analysis

    Lessons

    These two activities allow students to analyze a data set of measurements taken from two populations of Galápagos finches. The activities support concepts covered in the short film The Beak of the Finch.

  • Blood Glucose Data Analysis

    Blood Glucose Data Analysis

    Lessons

    This activity extends concepts covered in the film Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture. Students infer whether someone is likely to be lactase persistent or nonpersistent based on the data from two different tests.

  • Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Square Statistics

    Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Square Statistics

    Lessons

    In this activity, students apply concepts pertaining to the genetics of sickle cell disease and its relationship to malaria explored in the short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans.

  • Determining the Size and Energy of the K-T Asteroid

    Determining the Size and Energy of the K-T Asteroid

    Lessons

    This activity allows students to calculate the mass, size, and kinetic energy of an asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago, based on the total abundance of iridium in a sediment layer. It supports concepts presented in the short film The Day the Mesozoic Died.

  • Calculating Iridium Fallout From an Asteroid Impact

    Calculating Iridium Fallout From an Asteroid Impact

    Lessons

    This activity allows students to calculate how much iridium was released, and eventually deposited all over the Earth, by the impact of an asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago. It supports concepts presented in the short film The Day the Mesozoic Died.

  • Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

    Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

    Lessons

    This activity reinforces concepts of variation and natural selection covered in the short film Natural Selection and Adaptation. Students apply the Hardy-Weinberg equation to real data collected on rock pocket mouse populations.

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