Archive for ‘evolution biology science education’

October 15, 2012

Making Sense of Evolution

A clear and concise explanation of why evolution makes sense, by QualiaSoup.

January 5, 2012

New Evolution Book for Kids

What I wish I had when I was a kid…

A new book on evolution, aimed at children in grades 4 to 8, and officially sanctified with an introduction by Jerry Coyne!

"Billions of Years, Amazing Changes Evolution book for children"

Click on the image to check it out…

October 7, 2011

The Carnival of Evolution hits 40!

evolution linksThe latest edition of the Carnival of Evolution is up at EvoEcoLab, Kevin Zelnio’s blog at Scientific American. Visit now for a barrel full of evolutionary blog links.

July 6, 2011

Evolution: Education and Outreach–Free Articles

Evolution: Education and Outreach is a journal that explores…

 …the practical applications of evolutionary principles in daily life and the impact of evolutionary theory on culture and society throughout history. This journal promotes accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience by featuring multi-authored papers written by teachers and scientists and offering teaching tools”.

The publisher,  Springer Life Sciences, is offering 5 free articles:

The offer is open until August 31 only–download them while they’re free.

March 21, 2011

Understanding Evolution: Updated

One of the best online evolution resources for educators is Understanding Evolution, produced by University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education. Understanding Evolution has recently been updated and expanded, so I’ll share a recent newsletter that provides some of the details.

From Understanding Evolution:

March 21, 2010

Though we often think of evolution as occurring at a snail’s pace, one fish species is highlighting just how quickly evolution can occur in the right circumstances.  Between 1947 and 1976, General Electric released more than a million pounds of toxic PCBs into the Hudson River.  Now, scientists have discovered that, over the past 60 years, one fish species, the Atlantic tomcod, has evolved resistance to PCBs. Get the whole story at:
… along with teaching resources, advanced discussion questions for undergraduates, and links to additional information.

We are pleased to announce that this month, Understanding Evolution underwent a major update and expansion!  Explore to see our new look and features.  On the new Understanding Evolution website, you’ll find all the content and teaching material you’ve come to rely on–plus many new tools and resources, including:

* Teachers’ Lounges – with everything you need to teach evolution at *your* grade level, from kindergarten through college,

* A Resource Library – to help you find exactly what you need on the site,

* An Image Library – so you can locate and download images to use in presentations and activities,

* A better search function for the lesson database – to help you find exactly the lesson, lab, reading, video, or online activity you need for your teaching,

In upcoming months, we’ll be highlighting these and other new features of Understanding Evolution, so stay tuned!

The Understanding Evolution team

Do you want to receive regular updates? Sign up for the Understanding Evolution newsletter.

March 19, 2011

Punctuated Equilibrium – The Video

The NCSE presents this 1991 mini-documentary on punctuated equilibrium, featuring Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge.

Hat-tip to Greg Laden

June 2, 2009

Evolution is Science II

Basic biochemistry combined with cutting-edge molecular research leads us to a powerful explanation of a large set of biological observations. These observations only make sense using the REAL science of evolution.

From the YouTube channel of Stand up for REAL science:


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