Skip Navigation

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

(2 classifications) (14 resources)

Evolution (Biology) -- Study and teaching

Classification
Activity programs. (2)
Audio-visual aids. (5)

Resources
View Resource 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/DoSER
View Resource 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
View Resource 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/
View Resource 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)...

http://www.actionbioscience.org/
View Resource Natural Selection Among Playing Cards

This no-frills Web site from the Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI) offers a lesson plan adapted from an article in The American Biology Teacher, April 2002. ENSI aims to "improve the teaching of evolution in High School Biology courses by encouraging teachers to teach evolutionary thinking in the context of a more complete understanding of modern scientific thinking." This...

http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/ns.cum.l.html
View Resource 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
View Resource 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...
View Resource Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes: Becoming Whales

From the Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes, this archived website contains a 45-minute lesson about evolutionary links between whales and terrestrial mammals. Through the lesson, high school biology students "experience the historical discovery of fossils which increasingly link whales to earlier land-dwelling mammals. This experience reveals how scientists can make predictions about...

http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/whale.ev.html
View Resource 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
View Resource 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
Next →