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  • How Science Works

    How Science Works

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    This interactive tool allows students and educators to document, annotate, and reflect upon their own and others' scientific research process.

  • CRISPR-Cas 9 Mechanism & Applications

    CRISPR-Cas 9 Mechanism & Applications

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    Explore this dynamic interactive to learn the basic principles of how this revolutionary tool works and the many ways in which scientists are using it in their research.

  • Niche Partitioning and DNA Metabarcoding

    Niche Partitioning and DNA Metabarcoding

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    This interactive explores niche partitioning as a mechanism that enables similar species of animals to coexist.

  • Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine

    Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine

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    This interactive uses the central dogma as a model for exploring how modern molecular biology technologies can be used to treat genetic diseases.

  • Population Dynamics

    Population Dynamics

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    Explore the exponential and the logistic growth mathematical models that describe how population changes with time.

  • WildCam Darién

    WildCam Darién

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    Researchers in Darién and Soberanía National Parks use remote trail cameras to study jaguars and their prey. You can contribute to this important research through WildCam Darién, an online citizen science platform.

  • How Animals Use Sound to Communicate

    How Animals Use Sound to Communicate

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    Using elephants, finches, bats, and moths, as case studies, explore different aspects of how animals use sound to communicate.

  • CSI Wildlife

    CSI Wildlife

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    In this interactive, students use DNA profiling, or fingerprinting, to solve two cases of elephant poaching. In the process they will learn about genetic markers, PCR, gel electrophoresis, allele frequencies, and population genetics.

  • Survey Methods

    Survey Methods

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

  • WildCam Lab

    WildCam Lab

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    The WildCam Lab is a part of WildCam Gorongosa, an online citizen science platform where users identify animals in trail camera photos. Using the WildCam Lab, students can investigate ecological questions and test hypotheses by exploring trail camera data using an interactive map. 

  • Sampling and Normal Distribution

    Sampling and Normal Distribution

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    Graphically explore how sample distribution and standard error of the mean depends on the sample size.

  • Comparative Anatomy of the Domestic Chicken

    Comparative Anatomy of the Domestic Chicken

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    Trace the evolutionary history of birds by comparing the shapes and structures of certain bones in a chicken to those of some of its extinct and living relatives. Also available in Spanish.

  • iTunes U Course: Gorongosa: Using Citizen Science to Study Ecology

    iTunes U Course: Gorongosa: Using Citizen Science to Study Ecology

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    This iTunes U course teaches concepts in ecology and scientific inquiry through a citizen science project in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

  • WildCam Gorongosa

    WildCam Gorongosa

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    Researchers in Gorongosa National Park use remote trail cameras to study the park’s wildlife. You can contribute to this important research through WildCam Gorongosa, an online citizen science platform.

  • Gorongosa Timeline

    Gorongosa Timeline

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    A highly visual interactive timeline for exploring the history of Gorongosa National Park, from its beginnings as a hunting reserve and decline in the wake of a civil war, to its return to being one of the world’s foremost wildlife treasures and case studies in conservation biology.  

  • Gorongosa National Park Interactive Map

    Gorongosa National Park Interactive Map

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    This interactive map of Gorongosa National Park allows users to explore different features of the park, including key components of the conservation strategy. 

  • Using the Scientific Process to Study Human Evolution

    Using the Scientific Process to Study Human Evolution

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    Paleoanthropology provides an excellent example of the scientific process at work. Also available in Spanish.

  • Virochip DNA Microarray

    Virochip DNA Microarray

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    Answer interactive questions to explore the logic of the Virochip microarray design, particularly how evolutionary relationships can be used to detect new viruses.

  • DNA Sequence Assembly

    DNA Sequence Assembly

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    Learn the principles of how DNA is sequenced and assembled into whole genomes using the Sanger method, shotgun sequencing, or ultra-deep sequencing.

  • Visualizing Gene-Expression Patterns

    Visualizing Gene-Expression Patterns

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    Learn about the different ways scientists are able to detect when genes are being expressed in various tissues.

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