Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Stem Cell Differentiation GameAdd to list Details
This game uses a modified Uno deck to review concepts related to stem cell research and diabetes.
Biodiversity and Evolutionary TreesAdd to list Details
In this interactive activity, learners analyze seashells to explore phylogeny and evolution. Learners identify similar and dissimilar seashells to create a phylogenetic tree.
Mosquito Life CycleAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a plastic emergence chamber (or use purchased "mini mosquito breeder") to observe and analyze the mosquito life cycle.
Microarrays and Stem CellsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use microarray technology to determine which genes are turned on and off at various points in the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells on their way to becoming pancreat
Mirror-TracingAdd to list Details
This mirror-tracing activity related to proprioception is a visual and motor test that involves learning a new motor skill.
Molecular MenagerieAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use molecular model kits to construct familiar molecules like lactose, caffeine, and Aspirin.
Gene SwitchesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how genetic switches function and the role of genetic switches in the process of evolution.
Adherence to HIV TreatmentAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners simulate taking HIV antiretroviral drugs by using Tic Tac mints and Kool-Aid packets.
Planaria RegenerationAdd to list Details
In this experiment with planaria (a type of flatworm), learners will investigate the capability of different body sections to regenerate.
Survival of the Fittest: Battling BeetlesAdd to list Details
This guided inquiry three-part activity engages learners in thinking about the mechanism of natural selection through data collection and pattern recognition.