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Darwin's Darkest Hour
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Since Darwin, many scientists have contributed to the study of the evolution of species. Find out about their lives and work.
Darwin's Predictions (Interactive)
Learn how scientists in a range of disciplines (paleontology, geology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and evolutionary developmental biology) support Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/darwin/predictions.html


Evolution Since Darwin (Photos and Essays)
Meet other scientists who have contributed to the field. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/06/index.html


Pardis Sabeti (Video, Interview, Q & A)
By night she's a rocker. By day, she's a Harvard geneticist tracking the evolution of the human genome. (8:00 mins.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0302/04.html


Examine the Nature of Evidence (Viewing Ideas: After Watching Chapter 3)
Become a scientist and determine if two items are related by considering the evidence.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/viewing/0303_02_nsn.html

Curriculum Connections
Nature of science, use of evidence to support or counter a claim or hypothesis, scientific process

Standards
Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry; History and Nature of Science: Science as human endeavor, Nature of scientific knowledge



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Dinosaurs of the Gobi (Lesson)
Practice the skills scientists use in cladistics (the study of the differences and similarities of different organisms over time) while discussing fossil evidence.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2102_gobi.html

Curriculum Connections
Scientific process, fossils, evolution, cladistics, natural selection, reproduction

Standards
Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry; Life Science: Reproduction and heredity, Regulation and behavior, Diversity and adaptations of organisms, Biological evolution; History and Nature of Science: Science as human endeavor, Nature of scientific knowledge



   

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