Visit the Whale Evolution Kiosk
This is a new, very clever interactive
online experience for your students, created by Lara Sox-Harris
at San Jose State University, who has kindly allowed us to add
this program to our site. When you click on the title (WHALE EVOLUTION KIOSK), it will take you
into a self-guided tutorial on the key elements of whale anatomy,
fossils, DNA, and classification. These will all provide the
mutually reinforcing evidence for whale evolution, all in delightful
animations and interactions. For effective interaction, you should
have a high speed internet connection, e.g. DSL. You will also
need Macromedia's Flash Player installed in your computer. If
the Kiosk doesn't work on your computer, you probably need to
get Flash Player.
Click Here for Free Download of Flash Player.
This KIOSK experience can be assigned
to students to do at home or in your computer lab or classroom.
Or, if you prefer, with a large screen monitor or projector,
you can walk through the KIOSK with your class.
For a student assignment, give them
this URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/whalekiosk.html
If the link doesn't work, check with the ENSI web master.
To give your students a guided tour
of the kiosk, providing more focus, and a means for you to confirm
that they probably did a thorough visit to the site, give them
the Whale Evolution Kiosk
Worksheet. This was developed and kindly shared with us by
Gail Bromiley of DeBakey H.S. in Houston, TX. Gail also provides
a key to facilitate your discussion of the site and worksheet.
To obtain the key, send an email to the ENSI web master, indicating
the worksheet for which you want the key.