Archive: NIH Archive: Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, Playlist, August 16, 2023

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code provides free lesson plans and storyline units to help guide high school students as they explore various genetics, natural selection, and evolution concepts. Units will culminate in community-focused projects.

In this session, participants will be introduced to a playlist that addresses the same Disciplinary Core Ideas as the High Altitude Storyline Unit (LS1.A Structure and Function, LS4.B Natural Selection, and LS4.C Adaptation), but in a shorter three-lesson sequence that does not include a project.

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.

View the Archive Video

To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I liked the anchoring phenomenon routine. I’ve struggled in the past to get from learning about a phenomenon to getting driving questions."
  • "I really liked how the playlist was explained and how it built upon topics as it made its way to more complex understandings."
  • "Loved the materials presented - Made the playlist easy to understand."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

For more information contact: [email protected]


  Holly Hereau
Wayne Wright

Grade Levels

High School


Biology Life Science

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