Evolution Teacher Resources

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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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The Theory of Evolution Made Easy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Human Evolution Made Easy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Facts about Human Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th
In 2004, scientists found skeletons of a hobbit-like creature in Asia. This discovery is just one more part of the large human evolution puzzle. Scientists continue to build the puzzle with missing pieces and confusing information. This...
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Does the Theory of Evolution Really Matter?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Without the theory of evolution, we wouldn't understand the origins of HIV. The video explains three mysteries solved using the theory of evolution. It opens with shrinking fish, then the origins of HIV, and finally why grasslands turn...
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Scientific Evidence for Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans share about 50% of their genes with a banana. In the video, scholars analyze the scientific evidence for evolution. The instructor spends time discussing Darwin and biogeography, fossils, and homologous structures. Scholars then...
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Evidence for Evolution II

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some scientists believe humans are no longer evolving and have reached their evolutionary peak. In the video, scholars explore Darwin and his published work, The Origin of Species. The instructor discusses Darwin's ideas of biogeography,...
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Evidence of Evolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Since its conception in the mid-1800s, the theory of evolution has been a point of hot discussion, but what exactly do the facts say? Take your life science class on an evolutionary exploration, analyzing the different pieces of evidence...
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The Evidence for Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th
Summarize a unit on evolutionary evidence. Learners recount information about the fossil record, molecular record, homologous structures, convergent evolution. This worksheet provides plenty of room for learners to write out responses,...
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Evidence of Evolution by Natural Selection

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Being able to test a hypothesis is a scientific must. AP Biology pupils can see the process of hypothesis testing through evidence for evolution as seen in natural selection. Slides contain solid information and excerpts from academic...
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Using the Scientific Process to Study Human Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did humans and dinosaurs coexist? How do we know? Scholars dig in to the tools and methods researchers used to study the process of human evolution by watching a slideshow with embedded video clips. Pupils learn the importance of asking...
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Human Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Evolution Primer #5: Did Humans Evolve?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Why Human Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History #204

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is the progression of human complexity due to eating meat? The 14th video in a 16-part series attempts to answer this and other thought-provoking questions. It relates the process of human evolution and innovation to our ability to learn...
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Human Evolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Human Evolution: Biology, Bones

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
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...
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Fossils and Evidence for Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What was the paleontologist's favorite album? The fossil record! Introduce the concept of fossils as evidence for evolution to your biology class with an inspiring video. The narrator of the Fuse School video from the Evolution playlist...
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What is the Evidence for Evolution?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Would you believe whales and hippos share a common ancestor? The video discusses the evidence from a variety of scientific disciplines supporting evolution, focusing specifically on whales and their connections to hippos. The narrator...
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Worksheet: Evidence of Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory at the Fossil Park

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Darwin Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part of "The 100 Most Influential People of the Millennium" - Charles Darwin's study of the beaks of Galapagos finches leads to the Theory of Evolution.
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Evidence of Evolution by Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Walk your junior biologists through the evidence that supports evolution. The fossil record, anatomical record, and molecular record are explained and supported by colorful graphs and pictures. Extensive notes are provided for some of...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 13 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Humans did not evolve from monkeys or chimpanzees—so what does our evolution look like? A video explains the evolution of humans from a common ancestor to homo sapiens. It describes the many branches on our family tree as well as the...
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Human Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine fossils in order to study humans and how humans evolved over time.  In this human evolution lesson students examine different genetic relationships between humans and other species.