Teaching Evolution through Human Examples The "Teaching Evolution through Human Examples" (TEtHE) three-year exploratory research and development project was funded by National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 grant #1119468. The project has created four curriculum units for Advanced Placement (AP) Biology classes, aligned to the learning objectives, using human case studies to teach core evolutionary principles. The curriculum units are: (1) Adaptation to Altitude, (2) Malaria, (3) Evolution of Human Skin Color, and (4) What Does It Mean To Be Human?.
The ZRI Project The ZRI project The Red Hedgehog Tavern, Zum Roten Igel, ZRI was the pub where Brahms drank and smoked, and would have heard the gypsies play. We used the name to represent our aim of learning more about the music we love by re-imagining the place it came from. Although, for the minute, ZRI are concentrating on Brahms, we will apply the ZRI principle to other composers in the future. A typical atypical audience Tools & Food New Tools, New Foods Dawn of technology By 2.6 million years ago Early humans in East Africa used hammerstones to strike stone cores and produce sharp flakes. For more than 2 million years, early humans used these tools to cut, pound, crush, and access new foods—including meat from large animals. How Do We Know This Zebra Was Food?
100 Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music UPDATE 12/10/13: We’ve released a follow-up to this post with 100 More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music. Prepare yourself for another dose of Monday roundup madness! It’s time for another crazily comprehensive, yet carefully curated, look at an entire industry–the music industry to be specific. This if the first in a two-part series on the music industry which will conclude next week. This week’s focus is on the consumer side of music. Below you’ll find the best resources for music fans including ways to discover new tunes, the best tools and services for creating a perfect music listening experience, tons of concert and live show resources, many ways to enhance Spotify, social tools for getting down with your friends, iPhone and Android music apps, music locker (cloud) services and finally some miscellaneous resources that you’re bound to love.
51 New Bands That Will Make 2014 Awesome » When The Gramophone Rings First things first. Yes, we are fully aware that not all of the below are bands. But what else to use? ‘Acts’ give the whole thing an unwanted circus feel, ‘groups’ brings to mind X Factor categories and ‘musicians’ gives the whole thing a seriousness that our immaturity just can’t handle. Secondly, the wording is important once again.
Mapping Mankind’s Trek – Ancient Coastlines and Land Bridges Over the last 150,000 years the world’s climate has switched constantly from warm interglacial to cold glacial conditions, marked by advances and retreats of ice sheets. From 75 – 60,000 years ago the climate was glacial and cold. The huge volume of water locked up in the ice caps of northern Europe and North America took the world’s sea levels to over 250 feet lower than today and made the climate very dry. Even in areas not directly affected by ice sheets, dry conditions saw forests give way to dry grassland, then to deserts. The effect on the natural resources available to the world’s very small modern human population, at that time mainly confined to their African homeland, was devastating and put their viability as a species on a knife edge. The low sea level around 60,000 years ago exposed vast land masses and extended coastlines around the world.
DMNS-Ice Age in Depth What is an ice age? An ice age is a period of time—usually millions or tens of millions of years—when vast glaciers, called ice sheets, cover much of the Earth’s land surface. Several ice ages have occurred throughout our planet's history. The latest ice age began about 2.5 million years ago. During this time, giant ice sheets have advanced and retreated many times in North America and Europe. Science Teaching Materials, Activities, Worksheets, and Lesson Plans Animal Kingdom Flashcards Use these flashcards to teach groupings in the animal kingdom. Groups included are: amphibians, arachnids, birds, bony fishes, cnidarians, cartilagnious fishes, crustaceans, echinoderms, insects, mammals, mollusks, and reptiles. Animal Taxonomy Crossword: Students can review animal groupings with this Animal Taxonomy Crossword.
Mouse click reveals ancient coastline › News in Science (ABC Science) News in Science Wednesday, 3 October 2007 Anna SallehABC The changing shape of Australasia can now be seen in a new interactive digital map that mimics the rise and fall of sea levels over the past 100,000 years. The map also has pop-up images and text about key archaeological sites and possible routes humans took from Asia to Australia during the last ice age.
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L'homme de Yamashita-cho. Un homme fossile du Pléistocène de l'île d'Okinawa (en anglais) Bull, et Mém. de la Soc. d'Anthrop. de Paris, t. 10, série XIII, 1983, p. 81-87. THE YAMASHITA-CHO MAN. A late Pleistocene infantile skeleton from the Yamashita-cho Cave (Okinawa) The Origin of Us Who are we? Where did we come from? Why are we here?