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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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SESSION 1

SESSION 1: What Is the Nature of Science?

Engage Part A: Ancient Farmers of the Amazon

The Evolution Show Four video segment, "Ancient Farmers of the Amazon," shows how scientist Cameron Currie questioned current understandings about leaf-cutter ants and made exciting new discoveries. As you watch "Ancient Farmers of the Amazon" consider:

What scientific processes do you see demonstrated in this example?

What role do you think skepticism played in Cameron Currie's discoveries?

 Image of a leaf cutter ant.

Ancient Farmers
of the Amazon

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Throughout this course, you will have opportunities to record your observations and thoughts about the subject. Type your entry into the box below. When you're finished, click "Display Your Response," and you will see a page that displays the text you entered. You may print that page if you wish.



 

Next: Engage Part B: Science Survey

 
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