Skip Navigation

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

(9 classifications) (29 resources)

Evolution (Biology)

Classification
Blogs (1)
Databases (2)
Exhibitions (5)
History (5)
Interactive multimedia (1)
Pictorial works (2)
Religious aspects (2)
Research (6)
Study and teaching (21)

Resources
View Resource The Missing Link: Evolution in Action

This interactive game from PBS's NOVA Online allows students to observe a population of virtual creatures as they evolve under changing conditions. Background color, controlled by the student, represents environmental conditions, while the color of the organism indicates certain adaptations and mutations. Students are able to see how changes in environmental conditions support some colors of...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/evolution-action.html
View Resource Microbiological Edutainment: Biotoon

This site contains several short animated features based on microbiological topics. Although they are informative, the best part about the animations is their entertainment value. Bacterial characters provide their comments on life, an account of evolution from the bacterial perspective, and an understanding of "who" they are and where they live. These movies are a good combination of information...

http://www.biotoon.com/
View Resource Intelligent Design? A Special Report Reprinted from Natural History Magazine

Actionbioscience.org hosts this recent report from Natural History Magazine on the debate over a growing antievolution concept called intelligent design. This report includes "brief position statements by three leading proponents of the theory (of intelligent design), along with three responses." Each author's main points are summarized in the left margin to help the reader comprehend the...

http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/nhmag.html
View Resource Phylogeny of Life

The University of California Museum of Paleontology's Web site includes this section on the phylogenetic relationships that connect diverse life forms. The highlight of the site is the online exhibit The Phylogeny of Life, which contains many great images and photos to enhance the text. Without a specific navigational path, visitors can view the information in what ever pattern and level of detail...

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibit/phylogeny.html
View Resource William H. Calvin Books and Articles

The full-text of several books authored by University of Washington professor William H. Calvin are available online. His newest book A Brain for All Seasons (A Scientific American book of the month) is about "what sudden climate flips did to human evolution over the last 2.5 million years." Most of his other books also focus on the subjects of the brain and human evolution. The hyperlinked table...

http://williamcalvin.com/index.html#books
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 Fossil Hominids: The Evidence for Human Evolution

This Web site from Talk.Origins, a "Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins," aims to "provide an overview of the study of human evolution, and of the currently accepted fossil evidence." Recognized for excellence by a number of science and education organizations, this site has been updated to include new material concerning Homo habilus and two...

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/
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 The Dawn of Animal Life

The Miller Museum Online Exhibit, the Dawn of Animal Life, is provided by the Miller Museum of Geology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Patrons can explore the evolution of life from three billion to about 500 million years ago by clicking on the various links, which include the formation of the earth, eukaryotic cells, the oldest known animal fossils, the ediacarian fauna, the...

http://geol.queensu.ca/museum/exhibits/dawnex.html
View Resource Field Museum Researchers Help Trace Origin of Madagascar's Mammals

Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) Web site currently features museum-sponsored research on the phylogeny of Madagascar's living Carnivora. Previously thought to represent two to four separate lineages, the island's carnivores are now known to have descended from a single species. These findings, recently published in the journal Nature, are presented in the FMNH Web site as a 4-page...

http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/museum_info/press/press_madag...
← Previous Next →