EVOLUTION & THE NATURE OF SCIENCE
Added March 2010
Your Inner Fish - PowerPoint slides from Neil Shubin's book - freely downloadable for classroom use. Tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back hundreds of millions of years, using fossils and DNA. Click here for the list of slides described and link to source.
Update for Ensatina spp. in Step in Speciation: Confirmation of hypothesized relationships from DNA analyses and other studies (see "Ensatina Update" in the Step in Speciation lesson).
Evolution effectively explained in two minutes -
streaming video winners from Discover magazine contest
Evolution Mosaic of Human Origins
Ten Myths about Darwin: Excellent article freely printable from the UC Journal Caliber (October 2009) by Kevin Padian http://caliber.ucpress.net/doi/full/10.1525/bio.2009.59.9.10?cookieSet=1
Pseudoscience Resources: A selected list of resources for examining many popular pseudoscience myths, compiled by astronomer Andrew Fraknoi. Freely available for non-commercial educational use. Topics include Astrology, UFOs as alien spaceships, crop circles, and astronomical aspects of creationism and 'intelligent design." Click here for total contents, sample of Astrology resources, and link to site.
Issue of The American Biology Teacher for February,
2010 - Comments added for several articles and teaching ideas.