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Teacher's Guide: Evolution

Unit 3 Web Resources: What Is the Evidence for Evolution?

Activities

Leaving a Trail of Evidence

Video Resource

 

"Becoming a Fossil"

 

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Winging It

Video Resource

 

"Fish with Fingers "

 

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A Whale of a Change

Video Resource

 

"Whale Evolution"

 

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Handouts

Whales in the Making (pdf)

Whale Evolution Data Table (pdf)

External Web Link

Becoming Whales
www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/whale.ev.html
An extended version of this lesson

Online Student Lessons

Lesson 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution?

Videos for Students

Video 3: "How Do We Know Evolution Happens?"

 

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Take it Further

Online Course for Teachers

 

Session 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution?

Evolution Web Features

Deep Time

All in the Family

Extensions: External Web Links

Making Cladograms
www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/mclad.html
Have students do the lesson on the ENSI site to learn more about phylogenetic relationships.

 

Time Machine
www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/time.mac.html
To help students understand deep time, do the ENSI lesson.

Indepth Investigation

The Molecular Connection

Handouts

 

The Molecular Connection (including Amino Acid Sequences in Cytochrome-C Proteins from 20 Different Species) (pdf)

 

Answer Key to The Molecular Connection (pdf)

Know More

External Web Links

Backgound Information: Transitional Fossils
www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/c.bkgrnd.html
Source of information on transitional fossils in vertebrate

 

Topical Index
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/topic.html
Interesting source on fossils, phylogenetics, etc.

Learning from the Fossil Record
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/
Resources on fossils from the museum's collection

 

ZoomDinosaurs
www.ZoomDinosaurs.com/subjects/dinosaurs/
Site on fossils, including fossilization, dating of fossils, and fossils found on all the continents. Useful for students as well.

 

Whale Evolution
www.neoucom.edu/Depts/Anat/whaleorigins.htm
Comprehensive site on Eocene Cetacean evolution by paleoantologist, Dr. Hans Thewissen

Introduction to the Cetacea
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/cetacea/cetacean.html
Cetacean Evolution

 

Geologic Time Scales
http://geology.er.usgs.gov/paleo/geotime.shtml
USGS short version of time scale

The Record of Time
http://anthro.palomar.edu/time/default.htm
A tutorial on fossil formation and dating techniques from Palomar College.

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