Origin of The Species versus Zoological Philosophy
Students engage in a variety of activities to investigate evolution as a theory. The many factors to consider in the validity of the theory are examined. The backbone of this instructional activity is the research process taught to students.
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Scientists, Wolves, and the United States Government
High school biologists try to determine if the red wolf is a purebred species or a hybrid of coyote and gray wolf by examining the DNA fingerprints of all three. Twenty-one pages of material are provided here, including student...
9th - 10th Science
Conserving our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs
A three-minute clip covers a new strategy for protecting the coral reefs of Fiji while still allowing fishermen to harvest the fish that people survive on. Connectivity is the name of the game. This colorfully animated resource is a...
3 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating Our Past: Where Did Humans Come From?
Investigate the theories of human evolution. In this research based lesson, learners research and discuss how geographic isolation, interbreeding, generalization, and specialization are factors in the history of humans. Groups work...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Plant's-Eye View
Why is it important to look at the world from other species' points of view? Author Michael Pollan claims it is a way to reanimate the earth, realize Darwinian insights, and to take the food we need from the earth while healing it in the...
18 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History