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Understanding Evolution For Teachers

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The National Academies In the News: Your Inner Fish – A Scientific Adventure Have you ever wondered why people look the way they do? Why our hands and feet have five digits instead of six? Why we stand on two legs instead of four? It took 350 million years of evolution to produce the amazing machine we call the human body and in Your Inner Fish, a three-part series based on the best-selling book of the same name, author and evolutionary biologist Dr. Neil Shubin looks into the past to answer these and other questions. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Darwin and the Term ‘Evolution’ Darwin and the Term ‘Evolution’ Darwin did not use the noun ‘evolution’ to describe his theory in the Origin; in fact he only used the word ‘evolved’ once in his book. The pre-Darwinian connotations of the word concerned a predictable unfolding of possibilities, as seen for example in the processes of embryonic development.

A Suggested Project-Based Evolution Unit for High School: Teaching Content Through Application American Society of Naturalists. (1997). The challenges and opportunities facing the science of evolution. Proceedings from the Working Committee Meetings of the American Society of Naturalists. Teaching materials Teaching materials Evolution is essential to our curriculum and to scientific literacy. Imagine teaching social science without teaching history; students would lack perspective on events going on today. Similarly, to understand the big picture of biology, students need to understand life on Earth in terms of its history and its future — the changing life forms and ecosystems that have arisen and changed over billions of years, as well as the mechanisms that have brought about those changes.

Edwards v. Aguillard [This is the text of the 1987 United States Supreme Court decision striking down a Louisiana law that required if evolution is taught in public schools then creationism must also be taught. This 7-2 decision ended any prospect of public schools in the United States being legally forced to teach explicate creationism. One consequence of this case was that some antievolutionists choose to use the term "intelligent design" instead of "creationism."] Natural Selection Copyright© Copyright The Concord Consortium Record Link <a href="stem-resources/natural-selection">The Concord Consortium. Natural Selection. A suggested project-based evolution unit for high school: teaching content through application In Search of..... - Narrarated by Leonard Nimoy, In search of was a 30 minute syndicated show that covered a wide range of paranormal topics.

Teaching of Evolution in Schools - NSTA Position Statements Introduction The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) strongly supports the position that evolution is a major unifying concept in science and should be emphasized in K–12 science education frameworks and curricula. Furthermore, if evolution is not taught, students will not achieve the level of scientific literacy needed to be well-informed citizens and prepared for college and STEM careers.

National Geographic's Great Nature Project All wildlife Take and upload a photo of a plant, animal, or any other living thing you come across to help us compile the world’s largest collection of nature photos. Sign in to join mission Created by MaryFord Evolution Entrance These exhibits trace evolutionary thought as it has developed over time, pausing to ponder the contributions of scientists and thinkers including Aristotle, Darwin, Wallace, and many others. Explore the theory of evolution. Learn about the history of evolutionary thought.

Conflicting Selection Pressures Copyright© Copyright The Concord Consortium Record Link <a href="stem-resources/conflicting-selection-pressures">The Concord Consortium. Conflicting Selection Pressures. Teaching Evolution This summary was compiled by Karin Kirk, SERC, and is drawn from the sources referenced below. View looking northeast from the Yavapai Observation Station on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Few topics engage the multifaceted challenges of the affective domain as much as evolution does. From the faculty point of view, teachers may be frustrated by judicial, political and social pressures against the teaching of evolution that seem poised to undermine the science. Meanwhile students may be faced with the difficult decision to "believe" in the science or to maintain their faith in another interpretation.

Charles Darwin & Evolution Welcome to the Charles Darwin & Evolution website. What is this? This website celebrates the life, work and impact of Charles Darwin. There are lots of articles about who Darwin was, what he did and why he matters. Evolution in Action: Lizard Moving From Eggs to Live Birth Evolution has been caught in the act, according to scientists who are decoding how a species of Australian lizard is abandoning egg-laying in favor of live birth. Along the warm coastal lowlands of New South Wales (map), the yellow-bellied three-toed skink lays eggs to reproduce. But individuals of the same species living in the state's higher, colder mountains are almost all giving birth to live young. Only two other modern reptiles—another skink species and a European lizard—use both types of reproduction.

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