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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

About this Course 

 SESSION 3: What Is The Evidence for Evolution?

Investigate the fossil, biogeographical, anatomical, and molecular evidence that supports evolution.

Engage
Explore:
Explain:
Elaborate:
Evaluate:
Resources:

List of useful evolution resources about this topic.

Learning Goals:

At the end of this session you will know:
• How fossils are formed

• How fossil evidence supports evolution

• The difference between relative and radiometric dating of fossils

• How geographic distribution of species supports evolution

• How anatomical evidence supports evolution

• How molecular evidence supports evolution

• The benefits and limitations of fossil evidence and molecular evidence in constructing phylogenies

You will be able to:
• Construct molecular phylogenies using base or amino acid sequences

Facilitator Notes for this Session

National Science Education Standards


Core Activities = Core Activities


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