Evolution Lessons with NOS Elements
MILES = Multiple Independent Lines of Evidence

GEO-PALEO PATTERNS
Deep Time: Pseudoscience, MILES, fair tests, critical/skeptical thinking)
Varve Dating: Process of science (observations of prehistory evidence, extrapolation)
Patterns in Time: Part 3: Inquiry (proposing and testing explanation to observation)
The Great Fossil Find: Process of science (observations of prehistory, evidence, analysis)
Footsteps in Time: Using clues to determine unseen dimensions and behaviors
Laetoli Puzzle:  Several NOS features
Lengthy Relationships: More opportunities using clues to determine unseen dimensions/behaviors
Teach Evolution vs Special Creation: A Scientific Approach: paleo patterns, critical thinking, forming testable hypotheses
Virtual Age Dating: Using clues to infer degrees of deep time; isochron dating, Carbon 14 dating
Understanding Geologic Time: clues for measuring deep time
Exploring Life Through Time: Using processes of science for measuring geological time

HUMAN EVOLUTION
Skulls Lab: Hominid Cranium Comparison: discovering patterns of change over time in fossil skulls
Chronology Lab: Applying geological ages to fossil skulls
Comparison of Human & Chimp Chromosomes: Inquiry: using patterns to answer questions, testing possible explanations, MILES
Chromosome Connection 2: Extension of previous lesson (more apes, not just chimps)
Chromosome Fusion: Testing hypotheses of past events, using MILES, comparing patterns from past
Mystery of the Missing Marks: PowerPoint-based version of previous lesson; testing hypotheses, MILES
Molecular Sequences & Primate Evolution: Analyzing protein differences among apes and humans; MILES
Classroom Cladogram: Analyzing patterns of large-scale change over time; accumulation of mosaics
Teaching Evolution Through Human Examples: Includes the above lessons, plus an extensive approach by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

CLASSIFICATION, HIERARCHY, RELATIONSHIPS
Making Cladograms: inferring degrees of relationship from degrees of similarity of basic structures
Molecular Biology & Phylogeny (Cytochrome-c): inferring degrees of relationship from degrees of similarity in amino acid sequences
Why Cladistics?: addressing problems in different ways
Nuts & Bolts Classification: science deals with only natural patterns and processes
Tutorial: Investigating Evolutionary Questions: Using online databases to compare species, revealing degrees of difference from which degrees of relationship can be inferred
What Did T. rex Taste Like?: Solving problem by inferring from data from different species.

ADAPTATIONS, IMPERFECTIONS, CONTRIVANCES
Blocks & Screws: Experimentation with contrived ways to turn a screw into a block of wood
Why Don't Whales Have Legs?: Process of science: hypothesis tested using "Fair Test" strategy; critical thinking skills, using models.

VARIATION and NATURAL SELECTION
Born to Run: Problem solving: testing proposed hypotheses
Natural Selection... A Cumulative Process: Demonstrates how complex useful structures can arise from random events accumulating over time
Chaos & Order: Shows how complex patterns can arise from a random process (debunking Paley's watch argument for intelligent designer)
Natural Selection of Stick-Worms: Process of science: gather data, look for patterns, analyze
Natural Selection of Bean Hunters: See previous lesson; this one goes over more than one generation
The Chips are Down: See previous lesson; this one continues over several generations
What Darwin Never Saw: (video): Shows the Grants' study of Galapagos finches showing nat. sel.
Origami Birds: Students modify paper airplanes to select for desired trait (distance?)
Origami Bird Selection and DNA: Similar to previous lesson, but modifying DNA directly, which in turn can modify features, over several generations
When Milk Makes You Sick: Real life application of natural selection to lactose intolerance
Lamarck vs Darwin: Focus on common misuses of Lamarck's terms for Darwin's theory.

SPECIATION
A Step in Speciation: Collaboration, data interpretation, hypothesis forming and testing, predicting)
Island Geography and Evolution: A Lizard Tale: Hypothesizing from data in different categories; MILES
Quick Speciation Activity: Dynamic Demo
Microevolution to Macroevolution (presentation): Demo and link to classification

MACROEVOLUTION
What Darwin Never Knew (video): How science is done
Macro-Evolution: Patterns & Trends: Fossil patterns as clues to past
A Peek at the Past: Fossil Patterns: Fossil patterns as clues to past
Model Choices: What Happened to Dinosaurs? Scientific criteria for deciding which model is better
Becoming Whales: Discovery & Confirmation: Analyzing clues from past; using different clues; process of science
Whale Ankles and DNA: Process of science; MILES
Case of the Three-Spine Stickleback: Process of science; patterns of present as evidence of the past
Pseudogene Suite: Why Vitamin C Needed in our Diet: Using DNA as evidence for diet differences between primates and other mammals; how pseudogenes reveal relationship