Science Friday Podcast Assignment
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by Eric Cale
| 8 Questions
Note from the author:
Students are asked to listen to segments from the Science Friday podcast and summarize what they've learned. These segments cover different stories in Natural Selection, Evolution, and Artificial Selection.
Choose one or two of the following podcast segments to listen to. You must listen to at least 30 minutes of podcast! So either listen to ONE 30 minutes podcast
  • Why our skeletons look the way they do (17 minutes)
  • CRISPR edited babies (20 minutes)
  • Ant Genes (12 minutes)
  • City mice vs. Country Mice (30 minutes)
  • Whale evolution (26 minutes)
  • Human adaptations (17 minutes)
  • Human gene editing (17 minutes)
  • Early humans (26 minutes)
  • E-Coli Evolution (16 minutes)
  • Genetically modified parasite for vaccine (12 minutes)
  • Elephants and their cancer-free gene (9 minutes)
  • Dark side of gene-editing (12 minutes)
  • The world of our ancient ancestors (16 minutes)
  • How humans evolved to beat the heat (17 minutes)
  • Developing CRISPR (17 minutes)
  • Star-Nosed Mole Adaptation (12 minutes)
  • Hornless Cows (17 minutes)
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2
Was this podcast related to natural selection, artificial selection, or evolution?
Natural Selection
Evolution
Artificial Selection
2
5
In at least 5 sentences, explain what you learned about natural selection, artificial selection, or evolution from listenting to that podcast.

3
3
What was the most interesting thing you heard on this podcast?
4
2
What was something you didn't like about this podcast?
5
2
If you listened to a second podcast: Was this podcast related to natural selection, artificial selection, or evolution? (If you didn't listen to a second podcast, select that option)
Natural Selection
Evolution
Artificial Selection
I didn't listen to a second podcast
6
5
If you listened to a second podcast: In at least 5 sentences, explain what you learned about natural selection, artificial selection, or evolution from listenting to that podcast. (If you didn't listen to a second podcast, write N/A)

7
3
If you listened to a second podcast: What was the most interesting thing you heard on this podcast? (If you didn't listen to a second podcast, write N/A)
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2
If you listened to a second podcast: What was something you didn't like about this podcast? (If you didn't listen to a second podcast, write N/A)
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