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A Mountain Theory on the Rise

Mount St. Elias, the third-highest peak in North America, is among the fastest growing ranges in the world, rising 3 to 4 millimeters a year. Find out what this natural laboratory is helping scientists learn about mountain building.

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Classroom Activity

Bringing the Stories Together

How mundane or ordinary aspects of daily life can lead to environmental issues by disrupting ecological function, in this case harming populations by disrupting habitats.

Genetic Distance Values

Curriculum Collection

Extension: Genetic Distance Values

This optional extension for advanced students shows how Dr. Epps' genetic distance data and FST values are translated to the maps in the datasets.

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Classroom Activity, Educator Guide

Introducing the DNA Datasets

Use the DNA datasets to discuss the necessity of data manipulation and visualization.

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Classroom Activity, Educator Guide

DNA from Droppings

This discussion explores why Dr. Epps collected droppings from all over the bighorn sheep range.

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Classroom Activity, Educator Guide

Using Data to Make Claims

Students examine their data and think about what claims they can make.

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Classroom Activity, Educator Guide

Representing the Data on a Map

Students transfer their data, and their predictions of where the highways are, to a larger class size map.

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Educator Guide, Science Bulletins

Highways Block Bighorn Sheep

This Science Bulletin, Highways Block Bighorn Sheep, is based on the scientific research of Clinton Epps. He was interested in understanding if highways built to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas might affect bighorn sheep populations.

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