DNA Profiling

Crime scene investigation shows are wildly popular in the U.S.A. and these shows frequently feature DNA as a key component of their weekly excursions. But how does DNA profiling actually work, and what does it accomplish? Get your students engaged in the process of analyzing DNA samples with this cool activity from HHMI BioInteractive! Grade(s): 9-12

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Animal Cell Model

Models are an important part of the scientific process, so they should be just as important in science education. Guide your students through the process of creating a model with this fun and hands-on guide created by Biology Wise. You can check out their guide here for more details and information. Grade(s): 6-8

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Evidence of Evolution

There are many different lines of evidence supporting evolution, and exploring these different kinds of evidence can provide your students with a more well-rounded understanding of it. Explore these types of evidence with your students and clear up any misconceptions they may have. This activity comes from a very well-made worksheet from James Dauray. Grades: 9-12

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Environmental Impact and Natural Selection: A Simulation

Want to introduce your students to the impact that an environment can have on natural selection? The story of the peppered moth during Industrial-era London provides a great example of the interaction between environmental changes and the selection of traits within that environment. This simulation will explore the environmental impact on selected traits within a changing environment, and the ways that changing […]

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