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TOPIC: Evolution
What Darwin Never Knew
Charles Darwin's radical insights about evolution raised as many questions as they answered. "What Darwin Never Knew" takes a look at breakthroughs in a brand-new science—nicknamed "evo devo"—and offers answers to riddles that Darwin couldn't explain.
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Welcome to NOVA's "Lesson Ideas." This new feature mines NOVA's vast library to bring you a robust selection of interactives, video clips, and lesson plans you can use to make science come alive for your students. Come back each week for a new collection centered on a different topic area.
Subject areas covered: Evolution

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See how Charles Darwin's ideas are the bedrock of our understanding of life on Earth.

Understand how evolution took place at a genetic level.

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