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Evolution (Biology) -- Study and teaching

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American Association for the Advancement of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion: Evolution

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) provides this Website offering "resources on the scientific content of evolutionary theory and its place in education; historical, philosophical, legal and religious perspectives on evolution; and commentary on current issues" (including the AAAS Board Statement on the Kansas State...

https://www.aaas.org/programs/dialogue-science-ethics-and-re...
Human Evolution

The first Web site is an article from the New York Times (1) detailing some recent fossil discoveries that are shaking the paleontological world (free registration is required). Another relatively recent article from Guardian Unlimited (2) discusses a scientific debate surrounding the question of whether "a Western lifestyle now protects humanity from the forces that used to shape Homo sapiens."...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/0809
Biology in Motion

Produced by Dr. Leif Saul, a biology teacher and Web site/ game developer, Biology in Motion has two new interactive education activities. Organize-It introduces an alternative way to test biological understanding by organizing concepts hierarchically. This exercise intends to "remedy some of the shortcomings of the traditional multiple-choice quiz." Users can choose self-tests from a variety of...

http://www.BiologyInMotion.com/
Actionbioscience.org: Lesson Directory

Actionbioscience.org, "a non-commercial, ad-free, educational web site created and managed by BioScience Productions, Inc. to promote bioscience literacy," offers high school to undergraduate level lesson plans relating to biodiversity, the environment, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and new bioscience frontiers. This updated Web site (last mentioned in the March 14, 2001 Scout Report)...

https://www.actionbioscience.org:443/
The Tree of Life Web Project

The Tree of Life Web Project, originally created by biologists David and Wayne Maddison at the University of Arizona, is a "collaborative Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity (first mentioned in the December 6, 1996 Scout Report). Initially intended for use by biologists seeking taxonomic information, this Web resource has met with great enthusiasm from...

http://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html
Rochester Institute of Technology: Galapagos

This excellent site on the Galapagos Islands was developed by Dr. Robert Rothman, Biological Sciences Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The site includes an informative Natural History section with features such as Formation of the Islands, Sea Birds, and Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Islands. Some of the Contents in the Natural History section are still evolving....

https://people.rit.edu/rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/NewGalapagos.ht...
Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science

The National Academy Press has crafted hundreds of resources for science educators, and this online book will be most helpful for those seeking to incorporate discussions of evolution into their classroom. The book contains seven complete chapters and five appendices. The chapter titles include "Why Teach Evolution?", "Evolution and the Nature of Science", and "Major Themes in Evolution". Chapter...

https://www.nap.edu/read/5787/chapter/1
New insights into the function of the stripes found on zebras

How The Zebra Got Its Stripes http://news.discovery.com/animals/zebra-stripes-120209.html Zebra Stripes Evolved to Keep Flies Away http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/296757/20120210/zebra-stripes-evolved-keep-flies-away-study.htm The Zebra's Stripes: A Personal No-Fly Zone http://www.npr.org/2012/02/11/146737329/the-zebras-stripes-a-personal-no-fly-zone HowStuffWorks: Are zebras black...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0217
Biological Evolution: Evolutionary Theory

Baylor University's College of Medicine's BioEd Online website has garnered praise for years from teachers, scientists, and those with a general curiosity about the biological sciences. The collection of slide sets is a great tool for those educators looking to cover topics that include genetics, biology, and evolution. This 15-slide set, created by Tadzia GrandPre, Nancy Moreno, and Lisa Marie...

http://www.bioedonline.org/slides/slide01.cfm?tk=60
National Center for Science Education: Publications & Media

At the Scout Report, we are all about the continued promotion of science education in the classroom and apparently our readers are, too. This website from the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) was the most shared resource by Scout Report readers this past year and details a variety of publications reporting on climate change and the creationism/evolution controversy. The site...

https://ncse.ngo/topics
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