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Science Content Interactive Websites

Science Interactive Websites:

Body Systems interactive websites

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/body-systems.html

General Science

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/science.html

Quizlet
http://quizlet.com
Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students. All of the material is user-generated.

Kahoot is a free website providing learning tools for students. All of the material is user-generated.

https://kahoot.it/#/

 

Natural Selection/Evolution Interactive websites:

 

 

Games

Evolution in Action

Description: A game on natural selection and evolution

 
Natural Selection

Description: Explore natural selection by controlling the environment and causing mutations in bunnies.

Interactive Tutorials

Natural Selection

Description: Explore how changes in the environment affect both plants and animals in a simple ecosystem

 
Variation, Selection, & Time

Description: Videos, interactive tutorials, and articles on natural selection and genetic variation

Labs & Experiments

A Model for Natural Selection – Spaghetti Worms

Description: Investigate natural selection using ‘worms’ made from cooked spaghetti of different colors, observe which ones birds prefer to eat and monitor how ‘populations’ change over time

 
A Simple Model for Natural Selection

Description: Pick grains of colored rice from colored vermiculite as a model for natural selection. Follow the change in the characteristics of a population over a number of generations

 
Brine Date

Description: An investigation of living brine shrimps to demonstrate sex selection

 
Finding Selection in All the Right Places

Description: An expert authored advanced classroom laboratory experiment using bioinformatic tools to compare DNA from closely related species

Teacher Resources

Beanbag Population Genetics (PDF 46.88 KB, Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: Classroom exercises demonstrating genetic drift and natural selection

 
Bird Beaks (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between a birds beak and its ability to find food and survive in a given environment.

 
Classroom Activities - Natural Selection and Adaptation (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: A teachers guide, educational video, student quiz, and activity plans for teaching natural selection and adaptation

 
Classroom Activities: Battling Beetles (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: A series of activities teaching concepts of natural selection, genetic variation, and evolution

 
Comparing Theories - Lamarck and Darwin (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: This lesson provides an opportunity for students to compare the theories of two historically important evolutionary scientists: Jean Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin.

 
Do You See What I See? (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: A series of lesson plans and laboratory exercises exploring vision, color perception, color-blindness, diversity of vision across species, and how this diversity affects survival and reproduction. You may need to register to view the lesson plans, but the plans and registration is free.

 
Evolution - Variation + Selection and Time (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: Lesson plans and quizzes on geologic time, misconceptions about natural selection and evolution, and sexual and asexual reproduction.

 
Feathers - The Evolution of a Natural Miracle (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: This lesson will help students learn more about the predictive power of scientific theories and fossil evidence by studying the evolution of feathers.

 
Introduction to Natural Selection (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: This lesson is an introduction to natural selection.

 
Natural Selection (PDF 13.91 KB, Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: In this lesson plan students develop a conversation with Darwin, chart examples of natural selection in action, and speculate on the future of evolutionary history.

 
Nowhere to Hide (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: Through the use of an interactive activity, this lesson focuses on the concept of natural selection.

 
Selection In Action - Peppered Moths (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: Use web-sourced material, maps and population data to explore the industrial melanism of the Peppered Moth

 
Sun, Natural Selection, and Skin Color (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: In this lesson, students explore how the intensity of the sun at different latitudes has contributed to variations in human skin color.

 
The History of Evolutionary Theory (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities)

Description: This lesson provides high-school students with an introduction to a more detailed study of evolution by focusing on the historical origins of Darwin theory and the ideas that came before it.

Video

Natural and Artificial Selection

Description: A short summary of core concepts of natural selection

 
The Making of the Fittest - Pocket Mouse Evolution

Description: A 15 minute video on the Pocket mouse and natural selection

 
Variation, Selection, & Time

Description: Videos, interactive tutorials, and articles on natural selection and genetic variation

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