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Chapter 2 - Parents and Offspring

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Unit A - Diversity of Life

  • Chapter 2 - Parents and Offspring

How do living things reproduce?

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Go on a Genetic Journey Quiz

Can you curl your tongue? Do you have a "hitchhiker's thumb?" Investigate which of these four traits you share—and which of them are rare. 

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Meet the Genetics OLogists

If you're interested in genetics, then meet your match in these OLogists. Find out where Emily, Logan, Seth, and Rob have followed their born curiosity.

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Imagine It's the Year 2020

Would you clone your dog if you could? Do you have the right to know that you're eating cloned chicken? Step into the future for a look at the questions you may one day have to answer.

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Around the World with DNA

Travel around the world with museum scientists. First stop Madagascar, where you'll meet a species of whales with fingerprint-like tails and primates that use their teeth to groom each other.

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Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments in this popular exhibition, on view from May 18, 2013, through January 5, 2014.

May 18, 2013 - January 5, 2014

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The Butterfly Conservatory

Dense humidity, lush green plants, and tropical butterflies of every color filling the room—who'd guess this is New York City in the middle of winter?

November 1, 2014 - May 25, 2015

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Curriculum Collection, Educator Guide

Hall of Human Origins for educators

Humans, like all species, are a product of evolution. Help students understand the evolutionary story of our taxonomic family with this practical and printable exhibit guide.

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