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Teacher's Guide: Evolution

Unit 4 Web Resources: How Does Evolution Work?

Activities

Darwin's Finches

Reading Resource

 

Natural Selection in Real Time (pdf)

 

Handouts

 

Grants' Finch Study Data (pdf)

 

Answer Key to Darwin's Finches (pdf)

 

Evolution Web Feature

 

An Origin of Species

Contrivances

Video Resource

 

"Evolution of the Eye"

 

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Online Student Lessons

Lesson 4: How Does Evolution Work?

Videos for Students

 

Video 4: "How Does Evolution Really Work?"

 

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Take it Further

Online Course for Teachers

 

Session 4: What Are the Processes for Evolution?

Evolution Web Features

Sex and the Single Guppy

The Mating Game

Microbe Clock

The Advantage of Sex

Evolution Library

"Red Queen" video segment

 

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Extensions: External Web Link

 

Orchids and the Panda's Thumb
www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/contriv.html
An activity illustrating contrivances in nature.

Indepth Investigation

Birds, Beaks, and Natural Selection

Handouts

 

Birds, Beaks, and Natural Selection (pdf)

 

Bird Beak Data Sheet (pdf, 1 per person)

 

Mutation (pdf, 1 per group)

 

Teacher Resource

 

Teaching Evolution Case Studies: Bonnie Chen

 

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Know More

External Web Links

Talk.Origins Archive
www.talkorigins.org
In-depth background articles on evolution

Natural Selection
http://anthro.palomar.edu/synthetic/synth_7.htm
Discussion of natural selection and genotypes using sickle cell anemia as an example

 

Natural Selection -- Latrobe
http://bioserve.latrobe.edu.au/vcebiol/cat3/u4aos2p3.html
Discussion of natural selection and population genetics including founder effect

 

The Origin of the Species
www.literature.org/authors/darwin-charles/the-origin-of-species/chapter-04.html
Online version of Darwin's Origin of Species, chapter on natural selection

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