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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. The Understanding Evolution project aims to help instructors develop student understanding of: Basic evolutionary patterns and processes Evolutionary theory's ability to explain phenomena across the many subdisciplines of biology The many applications of evolutionary theory, both in solving real world problems and in scientific research The evidence supporting evolutionary theory As is true of any subject, to teach evolution successfully, teachers need to be prepared with a conceptual understanding of the topic and with effective curricular strategies. We've assembled a variety of resources to help you increase student understanding of evolution.

Cell Cycle & Cytokinesis - Cell Cycle Regulation and the Control of Cell Proliferation (Cell Growth + Cell Division) Cell Cycle Research - General resource with links to relevant recent literature, news and job listings. (Ion Channel Media Group) Cell Division - Undergraduate-level lectures on cell division. (Cell Biology Lectures, Mark Hill, University of New South Wales, Australia) The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle and Cancer - Introduction to the eukaryotic cell cycle as it relates to the genetics of cancer. (Phillip McClean, North Dakota State University) (Just above Beginner's Level) ICRF FACS Laboratory Cell Cycle Analysis - Methods for cell cycle analysis using flow cytometry. (FACS Laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK) The Interactive Fly: Evolutionarily Conserved Pathways (Society for Developmental Biology). See also the Apoptosis, Cell Senescence and Signal Transduction pages. Mitosis, Meiosis and the Mechanics of Cell Division See also the Cytoskeleton, Cell Motility and Motors page. Cancer Resources

Kids Do Ecology Discover Primary Science & Maths- teacher training, classroom resources, primary science education, science awards Immersive Learning Simulations ForgeFX has been a proud content development partner for Pearson Education for over 10 years. Developing over 100 simulation-based training programs and applications, across a number of different subjects and curricula, ForgeFX helps Pearson Education deliver digital learning products that transform students from passive audience members, to active participants in the learning process. 3D Wave Simulator This real-time 3D wave simulator demonstrates the connection between wind speed and ocean particle motion depth. Water motion simulator helps students visualize how ocean waves work. Pheromone Communication Simulation This is 3D simulator demonstrates how ants use pheromones to communicate. Interactive 3D Communication Simulation. Interactive Eye Dissection Simulation The 3D eye dissection simulator allows students to perform virtual cow eye dissections. Examining the structures and functions of a virtual 3D cow eye. Seismic Waves Simulator Interactive 3D E-learning Simulation

Ten Recent Advances in Evolution By Carl Zimmer Posted 10.26.09 NOVA To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Origin of Species, here's a list—by no means exhaustive—of some of the biggest advances in evolutionary biology over the past decade. These advances include not just a better understanding of how this or that group of species first evolved, but insights into the evolutionary process itself. Ten significant leaps forward in evolution research in the past decade, as chosen and described by noted science writer Carl Zimmer Enlarge Photo credit: (Earth) © NASA; (text) © WGBH Educational Foundation Darwin envisioned natural selection acting so slowly that its effects would be imperceptible in a human lifetime. If he were alive today, Darwin would be astonished at the pace and nature of discoveries being made in evolutionary biology, including the witnessing of evolution in action. Thanks to powerful, cheap DNA sequencing technology, scientists can now pinpoint the molecular changes underlying this rapid evolution.

Science Writer - Help with Lab Reports Welcome to CAST Science Writer, the tool that supports students in writing lab and class reports. This tool is geared toward middle school and high school students. Check out the supports and help available in Science Writer described below. Or click the "Take a Tour" button above to see how Science Writer works. A Report Structure All parts of a science or lab report are broken into small steps so the author can concentrate on one part of the report at a time. A Process for Writing Science Writer helps you through the process of draft, revise, and edit when writing a science report. Sentence Starters The "Help Me Get Started" button has two functions (1) it divides the writing into smaller sections and (2) provides sentence starters when on the draft screens in the writing process. Checklists Checklists are available when you revise and edit your science report. Journal This is a place in Science Writer where you may write notes, reflect, make comments or questions, or keep track of data.

Making cross curricular links Primary schools should strive to make goodquality crosscurricular links whilst maintaining the distinctive nature of subjects such as D&T... One of the main purposes of Sir Jim Rose’s proposals for a new primary curriculum in England was to encourage schools to make more cross-curricular links. Of course, these proposals will now not become statutory, with the current subject-based National Curriculum remaining in force until the end of July 2012. Thereafter, we expect a new, slimmed-down National Curriculum, most-likely based on a similar framework of subjects. Firstly, it’s important to be clear about the difference between the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of the primary curriculum. The best primary practice includes a blend of rigorous, discrete subject teaching and equally effective cross-curricular links – both approaches are needed for effective learning. Making connections It’s helpful to think about cross-curricular links in two ways. Meaningful contexts Motivating children to learn

The Human Brain Project Blue Brain’s success in modeling the rat cortical column has driven the development of the Brain Simulation Facility and has demonstrated the feasibility of the project’s general strategy. But, this is only a first step. The human brain is an immensely powerful, energy efficient, self-learning, self-repairing computer. If we could understand and mimic the way it works, we could revolutionize information technology, medicine and society. To do so we have to bring together everything we know and everything we can learn about the inner workings of the brain's molecules, cells and circuits. Experimental and clinical data is accumulating exponentially. The Human Brain Project website HBP-videoverview from Human Brain Project on Vimeo.

educreations teacherswithapps Educreations Interactive Whiteboard, by Educreations, Inc, is an incredible, yes that’s right, INCREDIBLE app. This newly released app comes with the huge bonus of being FREE! We think this app has the edge needed to push education in the right direction and to begin modernizing teaching as we know it. Educreations Inc had the wherewithal to realize the need to add the option to use multiple pages for the same lesson; this is another feature that makes this app a standout. This revised Bloom’s Taxonomy pyramid shows classification of levels of intellectual behavior that is important in the learning process. It is obvious that the developers in this new start-up company spent much time and consideration while incorporating user-friendly features into this app.

The Biology Place NOTE: The Shockwave files (.dcr extension) located on this site will not run on iPads or in 64-bit Chrome v. 39 or higher. Please use Internet Explorer or FireFox. BioCoach BioCoach activities allow students to visualize and apply their understanding of biological concepts. LabBench LabBench provides students with pre- and post-lab reviews. Glossary The Glossary is a comprehensive, online, easily accessible listing of definitions of the key biological concepts and terms introductory students are likely to encounter. AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this site.

1000s FREE printable K-3 primary teaching resources - kindergarten, reception, primary school, printables - SparkleBox Australia The Simulation News and Announcements The Human Brain Project to present at Swisstech Open Days Representatives of the Human Brain Project (HBP) will be presenting at the grand opening of the Swiss Tech Convention Center, at EPFL in Lausanne on the weekend of 5-6 April 2014. The Human Brain Project Invited to the World Economic Forum Henry Markram, professor of Neuroscience is in Davos at the World Economic Forum (WEF) representing the Human Brain Project in his role as coordinator. The Human Brain Project to move to the Campus Biotech in Geneva The research grounds involved in the Human Brain Project and the Blue Brain Project, as well as most scientists from the Center for Neuroprosthetics, will join the new "Campus Biotech" facilities in Geneva, while remaining full part of EPFL. Un super-ordinateur permettant de simuler le cerveau d'une souris vient d'être créé Grâce a lui, les chercheurs de l'EPFL pourront reproduire, en trois dimensions, les 70 millions de neurones d'un cerveau de souris >>.