What is the Evidence for Evolution?

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 then expands the concepts to other animals on the tree of life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to identify the branch of science each piece of evidence comes from
  • Research the number of people in your local area, state, country, and the world who believe in evolution and discuss the different numbers
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on some prior knowledge of the scientific method
  • Be sensitive to the fact that some class members may have conflicting views of the topic
Pros

  • Provides links for those wishing to learn more
  • Offers closed captioning in 18 languages
  • Includes photos of actual fossils in addition to the drawings
Cons

  • None