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Natural Selection in Protected and Unprotected Populations
In this simulation, learners model two elephant seal populations and how they change over time. Learners start with cards representing a variety of seals.
Evolution in Plane Sight
In this activity, learners model directed evolution by making paper fly. Learners construct and fly paper airplanes.
Shoe Dichotomous KeyAdd to list Details
In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Cactus Activity), learners will develop their own version of a tool used by biologists, a dichotomous key, by collecting all their left shoes.
A Recipe for TraitsAdd to list Details
In this genetics activity, learners create and decode a “DNA recipe” for a dog by randomly selecting strips of paper that represent DNA.
A Tree of Genetic TraitsAdd to list Details
Learners mark their traits for tongue rolling, PTC tasting (a harmless, bitter chemical), and earlobe attachment on tree leaf cut-outs.
Traits BingoAdd to list Details
In this game, learners cross off or color bingo squares in response to questions about their traits.
Design a FishAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 2 of PDF under GPS: Alligator Habitat Activity), learners will study the adaptations different fish species have developed to survive in their habitats.
An Inventory of My TraitsAdd to list Details
In this genetics meets math activity, learners take inventories of their own easily-observable genetic traits and compare those inventories with other learners in groups.
In this online activity, learners create monsters and see how they survived when released into the wild.
Multifactorial InheritanceAdd to list Details
In this biology activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners roll a die to create a simple model that teaches them about the factors contributing to heart disease.
Handy Family TreeAdd to list Details
In this bilingual (English/Spanish) activity, learners create family trees by tracing the hands of their family members.
Generations of TraitsAdd to list Details
In this hands-on activity, learners track and record the passage of colored "pompom traits" through three generations of gingerbread people.
Guess My Rule
In this activity, learners play a guessing game to explore classification.
Guess My Rule
In this math activity, learners play a game and try to be the first player to identify their partner's rule. Learners identify the rule by finding commonalities between three familiar objects.
In this activity, learners explore genes and traits. Learners investigate their fingerprints and learn how to categorize them.
Human TraitsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate variations in human traits. This allows learners' natural curiosity about their identity to draw them into the study of heredity.
Dichotomous KeyAdd to list Details
In this classification activity, learners will learn one way of organizing plants and animals.
Making BabiesAdd to list Details
This activity is designed to introduce learners to genes, genotypes and simple inheritance patterns.
Dinosaur Count and Sort
In this activity, learners sort and count different colored plastic dinosaurs by various attributes including tail length, whether or not the dinosaurs have horns, etc.
In this activity, young learners will describe objects by their properties and sort by color, weight and texture. This activity uses household items and toys for materials.