Evolution Teacher Resources
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The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory
The heartbreaking story of Alfred Wallace's loss of collected evidence opens this documentary about the development of the theory of evolution. You will find supportive resources to use with the movie in your biology class.
31 mins 6th - 12th Science 21 Views 15 Downloads
The Theory of Evolution Made Easy
Your upper graders will have no problem understanding the Theory of Evolution after watching this comprehensive clip. Multiple examples are used to demonstrate how a species is able to adapt and change over time due to both environmental and genetic factors.
7 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Human Evolution Made Easy
Add this video to your classroom collection! Human evolution is covered from the beginnings of evolutionary theory to the paleo-anthropologists who uncovered a multitude of evidence showing the changes that lead to modern man. Intended for older learners, this colorful and informative clip is a great way to make the concept of human evolution easy to understand.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
As the great and hilarious Tim Minchin once said, "Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our curiosity." Science is more than just a guess; it is based on questions, observations, and evidence. High schoolers begin the lesson by developing their own questions about evolution, then visit a large assortment of websites to see what evidence is out there to support any answers to the questions.
9th - 12th Science 65 Views 53 Downloads
Human Evolution: Biology, Bones
Learners will love a weeks worth of bone study. They use bones and characteristics of bones to explore the evolution of hominoids. Bones are compared, categorized, and considered. A great way to bring physical anthropology and material data analysis into the classroom.
11th - Higher Ed Science 17 Views 39 Downloads
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 13 of 13
This 13-part series concludes with the seemingly impossible idea that as few as four individuals populated South America. This theory is not fully explained, but there is a wonderful image-rich montage showcasing all the faces met along the way.
5 seconds 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
The Origin of Life: Alternative Views
Students explore the topics of faith and science as they relate to the origins of life. They consider the major points of Darwin's Theory of Evolution and brainstorm various explanations of how life began. Students investigate different cultural belief systems as well as the limitations of both science and religion.
10th - 12th Science 5 Views 36 Downloads
Evolution - From Ape Man to Neanderthal
This BBC presentation shows how Neanderthals evolved as a way to adapt and survive the physical stress of Ice Age Europe. While this clip is short, it could be a great discussion starter or warm up to a lecture on human evolution. Suitable for upper and lower graders alike.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 3 of 13
Part three of the 13-part series focuses on new advancements and environmental adaptations that allowed our ancient ancestors to survive and spread throughout the globe. Hunting, tool making, and linguistic innovations are viewed through biological, sociological, and anthropological lenses.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Investigating Our Past: Where Did Humans Come From?
Investigate the theories of human evolution. For this research based lesson, learners research and discuss how geographic isolation, interbreeding, generalization, and specialization are factors in the history of humans. Groups work together to present their research.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 28 Downloads
New Review Darwin and Natural Selection
A presentation on Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection could be a good addition to your biology class. It provides general information about how animals adapt to their surroundings, as well as how organisms create more offspring than needed to replace their parents.
Pre-K - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
The Evidence for Evolution
Summarize a unit on evolutionary evidence. Learners recount information about the fossil record, molecular record, homologous structures, convergent evolution. This activity provides plenty of room for learners to write out responses, and it makes a succinct review of the topic.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 232 Downloads
Students recognize that achievements of human beings throughout human history can be considered part of the ongoing story of human evolution. They research settings such as the biosphere and Mars and write imaginative short stories using those settings.
6th - 8th Science 22 Views 85 Downloads
Worksheet: Evidence of Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory at the Fossil Park
Take a close-up look at the evolution of hyenas in South Africa. Natural historians read about the five hyena species found in the fossil record and examine four statements that summarize the theory of evolution. As a culminating activity, pupils form groups and design a fact sheet about any modern member from the hyena family.
9th - 12th Science 38 Views 99 Downloads
Human Ancestry Made Easy
Explore the Out of Africa Theory, genetics, and human ancestry with this clear and interesting video clip. Older scientists will gain a basic understanding of how genetic markers have helped anthropologists determine the origin and ancestry of all modern humans.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Replacing Missing Links in the Evolutionary Chain
Examine the evolution of various species of hominids from their earliest existence approximately 4.5 million years ago to today. In small groups, learners research one of the ten stages of hominid evolution and then create a poster and visual timeline to represent how man has changed.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 52 Downloads
That Big Scary E-Word...Evolution
Evolution is a controversial topic. Here is a series of lessons which attempt to present a positive and non-controversial view of the theory of biological evolution. Through journal activity, writing, lecture, and other activities, seventh graders are exposed to Darwin's theory of evolution.
7th Science 51 Views 133 Downloads
Evolution Primer #5: Did Humans Evolve?
Clear up any confusion regarding human evolution and ancestry with this comprehensive clip. Using scientific evidence and concrete examples such as DNA, this clip explains human evolution in a way elementary learners can understand. This episode is a little more complex than others in the series and may need to be stopped and discussed to ensure concept understanding.
6 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads