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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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SESSION 2: How Does Darwin's Theory of Evolution
Illustrate the Process of Science?

Elaborate Part B: Modern-Day Darwins

Image of Robert Vrijenhoek working in the field.

For over 25 years, Robert Vrijenhoek has been studying a unique population of minnows in the Sonoran desert in Mexico. Watch the Evolution Show Five video segment "Red Queen" to see how he has used scientific process to understand natural selection.

Red Queen
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Then create a simple proposal to do a study similar to Vrijenhoek's. Include your hypotheses and methods of testing.


Taking it back to the classroom.

See Student Online Lesson 1: Activity 3-Ancient Farmers of the Amazon for an in-depth lesson that gives students experience developing hypotheses from observations and helps them apply scientific processes in different situations.


Next: Evaluate: How Does Darwin's Theory Illustrate the Processes of Science?

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