Natural Selection Simulator from PhET

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Photo credit: University of Colorado Here is a simulator, from PhET, for determining scenarios of natural selection. I like the options that they give you. You can mutate the rabbit’s fur color, add food, introduce predators, or even dramatically change the environment from desert to arctic. You can also alter the rabbit’s genotype is order […]

Telltale Timeline of Life

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Photo credit: Images In Time by Stephen Greb with the Kentucky Geological Society (http://www.uky.edu/KGS/) Timeline of Life is a card sorting game, where students arrange cards according to the time-frame the creatures lived or the events occurred. For a breakdown of which images go with which time frames, visit http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/timeimag.htm

Atomic Candy

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Photo credit: eGFI Atomic Candy is a lesson from eGFI (Engineering, Go For It!), that teaches students about radiometric dating. On eGFI’s website, this lesson is attributed to North Carolina State University’s partnership with The Science House. Radiometric dating is a critical concept that is necessary for student’s understanding of how old things like the […]