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 […]

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 […]

To All The Organisms That Reproduce Asexually…

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Photo credit: Jonathan Mann Happy Asexual Reproduction Day, is a light-hearted song from Jonathan Mann that celebrates the diverse ways in which organisms reproduce asexually. I like to share this video prior to sharing a PowerPoint that I developed that highlights the numerous ways in which organisms reproduce. Disclaimer: It is possible that some families […]