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Videos that Take Evolution Education Up a Notch : Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12

Videos that Take Evolution Education Up a Notch : Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12
Do you teach evolution? The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has recently produced two videos that describe evolutionary processes using a mix of cartoon illustration and live footage from the Birds-of-Paradise Project. The two videos, “Natural and Sexual Selection: An Illustrated Introduction” and “Speciation: An Illustrated Introduction” are sister pieces designed to help students better understand the fundamentals of evolution. Each video has also been “flipped” onto the TEDEd learning platform with accompanying multiple choice and short answer questions for those who wish to use them.

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