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  • Arguing for Evolution

    Book Chapter | January 2004

    Opponents to teaching the theory of evolution declare that it is only a theory and not a fact; and that science relies on observation, replication, and experimentation, but nobody has seen the origin of the universe or…

  • What Is Evolution?

    Book Chapter | March 2012

    The lesson, in this chapter, engages students in the concepts and processes of biological evolution. It also introduces the EVO DVD. The lesson begins by viewing Question 1 of the DVD, which introduces the World Summit…

  • Is Evolution Random?

    Book Chapter | March 2012

    This lesson centers on three ideas—randomness, patterns, and purpose—as they relate to natural phenomenon in general and biological evolution in particular. As these are relatively complex ideas, the lesson uses…

  • Mechanisms of Evolution

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the effects of predation and explain “Why Will the Characteristics of a Bug Population Change in Different Ways in Response to Different Types of Predation?” Students…

  • Human Evolution

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The purpose of this lab is for students to apply their understanding of evolutionary relationships or phylogeny to determine ”How Are Humans Related to Other Members of the Family Hominidae?” It also provides students…

  • Whale Evolution

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The purpose of this lab is for students to apply their understanding of protein synthesis, descent with modification, and cladograms to identify “How Are Whales Related to Other Mammals?” They will also have an…

  • Mechanisms of Evolution

    Book Chapter | July 2015

    The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the basic principles of natural selection. Specifically, the investigation gives them an opportunity to use a simulation to develop an explanation of ”Why Does a…

  • The Nature of Science and the Study of Biological Evolution

    NSTA Press Book | January 2005

    This inspired (and inspiring) two-part set weaves an examination of the nature of scientific inquiry into a compelling study of evolution. The package consists of a teacher guide on CD-ROM with a text designed…

  • NSTA Tool Kit for Teaching Evolution

    NSTA Press Book | November 2008

    Teaching evolution is part of the core biology curriculum, and this new resource provides a teacher-ready summary of the scientific, legal, and ethical talking points for discussion of the topic. Compiled by NSTA with…

  • Animal Coloration: Activities on the Evolution of Concealment

    NSTA Press Book | April 2008

    A classic resource for teachers is now back in an updated edition! Using an inductive and experimental approach, Animal Coloration aims to increase students’ awareness of the ways wild organisms are adapted to their…

  • Evolution in Perspective: The Science Teacher's Compendium

    NSTA Press Book | January 2004

    If ever a subject could benefit from a strong dose of perspective, it’s evolution. This important new book supplies the necessary insights by bringing together the views of leading scientists, professors, and teachers.…

  • The Evolution of a Partnership

    Journal Article | April 2018

    Collaborate with a scientist and researcher and use authentic data to clarify evolutionary concepts.

  • The Necessity of Teaching Evolution

    Journal Article | April 2019

  • Making Sense of Evolution

    Book Chapter | January 2006

    In this chapter, the author gives a general overview about evolution and its major themes—variation, inheritance, selection, and time. The author also takes a look at the basic principles by which evolution works, and…

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