| NEWS, CHANGES, ADDITIONS
15 February 2015
Chromosome Comparison Lesson
(by Beth Kramer, ENSI 1992)
This lesson has been completely updated. Chromosome diagrams from Principle Investigator Yunis's 1980 paper have been replaced with diagrams from his 1982 paper. These are sharper, with more details, and similarities of human and great ape chromosome banding patterns are even more striking. Instructions, questions and answers (Key) have all been changed appropriately. Old html figures have been replaced with much sharper pdf figures. Family name of "hominoids" for humans and apes has been replaced with "hominids" to reflect current taxonomy (although orangutans are actually pongids). The Chromosome Comparison PowerPoint (and its script) have also been revised to show that change. Be sure to NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING DIRECTIONS near the top of the
Index to Graphics
3 December 2014
Also... New Bio-Science Resource Site Added:
About the Science Surprises e-text for students
Using ENSI Nature of Science Lessons
20 October 2014
Exceptional Online Resources
for Teaching Evolution and NOS:
Selected Summaries and Links from the
Life Discovery Conference 2014
ALSO: Timely Information from Understanding Evolution (Oct. 2014):
Anoles Evolution Virtual Lab
The Beak of the Finch
Avida-Ed Digital Evolution Software: Evolution in the Classroom
BoxCar2D: Evolving Better Cars:
Teaching Evolution by Natural Selection
Climate Change: Teaching This Through the Life Sciences: Resources
Modeling and the NGSS
Science Forward Video Series: NOS and other videos available online
Ebola and Evolution
Two Highest-Rated Lessons (grades 6-16):
- Artificially Seleccting Dogs (from UCM)P
- Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection & Adaptation (from HHMI)
23 August 2014
Our Skulls Lab hasn't been updated for about 15 years.
Special Issue of
If you do that lab, you can use lots of material from this issue
of Scientific American, showing what a dynamic and changing subject Paleoanthropology is.
Human evolution is still one of the best examples
of the science of evolution, with much evidence coming from fossil studies, DNA analyses, primate studies.
Talk about the power of multiple lines of evidence!
If you develop any new materials for teaching
human evolution, please share with us.
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