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What Darwin Never Knew
Discover Careers
RELATED CAREERS
Find out more about careers related to evolutionary biology.
The DNA of Human Evolution (Article/Interview)
Read how Katie Pollard, a computational biologist and associate professor of biostatistics at the Gladstone Institutes at the University of California, San Francisco, describes key parts of our DNA that distinguish us from other apes.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/beta/evolution/dna-human-evolution.html


Personal Genome Project (Video)
Learn why George Church of Harvard Medical School hopes to recruit 100,000 people and sequence all of their DNA. (3:30 min.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/dispatches/080627.html


Meet the Decoders (Video/Interview)
Listen to video clips and read interviews of three important scientists in the human genome field. (Three videos together total 1:52 min.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/genome/decoders.html


Sequence for Yourself (Lesson/Interactive)
Be a DNA sequencer and determine the order of A's, G's, C's, and T's that make up the human genome.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/genome/sequencer.html

Curriculum Connections
DNA, human genome, genetic code, gene sequence, chromosomes

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: Reproduction and heredity, Diversity and adaptations of organisms
Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: The molecular basis of heredity, Biological evolution



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Ancient Creatures of the Deep (Lesson)
Be an evolutionary biologist and compare and classify a "living fossil," the coelacanth, in relation to a moray eel and a bull shark.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/3003_fish.html

Curriculum Connections
Living fossils, fish anatomy, organism classification

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: Structure and function in living systems, Diversity and adaptations of organisms
Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: Biological evolution



   

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