In this lesson, students will be using the BLAST tool to compare mitochondrial DNA samples from unknown whale species to known sequences. Prior to this activity, students should have learned about cellular structures and DNA structure and function. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) may be a new concept for many students, since biology classes primarily focus their […]
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: Life Sciences 3.B
Students will research shorebird beak adaptations and using a variety of materials to design a beak appropriate to the type of food that they eat.
Scholars will recognize and identify the importance of the design of a bird’s beak and the adaptations of the beak for survival. They will be given materials to create a beak and explain how the structure of their beak is similar to the selected birds. Scholars will also be discussing the similarities and differences between […]