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For Students: Videos (Evolving Ideas)

Watch these short videos to spur classroom discussion about science and evolution. They are also available in VHS for purchase as part of a boxed set.


Learn the difference between the scientific and everyday use of key vocabulary words.

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Discover how Darwin's curiosity, his passion for natural history, his voyage on the Beagle, and his use of the scientific process led to the publication of his groundbreaking book.

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See how different lines of evidence contribute to our picture of evolution. Learn about the fossil evidence for whales' land-dwelling ancestors.

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Travel to Ecuador to see how the process of natural selection operates in populations of rainforest hummingbirds.

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Examine the fossil and molecular evidence that supports the evolution of humans from earlier primate ancestors.

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Learn how tuberculosis is transmitted and why the evolution of multi-drug resistant strains of TB in Russia affects us all.

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Consider different points of view, as scientists, religious leaders, and college students share their opinions about evolution, science, and religious faith.

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Learning and Teaching Evolution, a compilation of the Videos for Students and case study Videos for Teachers, is available for $19.95 from WGBH Boston Video. Order online or call 1-800-949-8670.

These videos also are integrated into the Online Course for Teachers. Take the course for your own enrichment or for credit through a local educational institution.


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