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The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The heartbreaking story of Alfred Wallace's loss of collected evidence opens this documentary about the development of the theory of evolution. You will find supportive resources to use with the movie in your biology class.
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On This Day: Charles Darwin's "On The Origin of Species" is Published

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Charles Darwin's work, On The Origin of Species, fundamentally changed the study of science. Using clips from an author talk, young historians connect the scientific ideas behind evolution to American history. Afterward, they consider:...
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Chapter 23 Guided Notes: The Origin of Species

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This doesn't have to be used as a guided notes worksheet because the questions are thought-provoking and applicable to any biology class that is learning about the origin of species. Pupils write out answers to questions about...
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AP: Chapter 24: The Origin of Species

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
AP biology buffs define vocabulary terms and answer critical-thinking questions about evolutionary trends. They compare macroevolution to microevolution, differentiate ploidy possibilities, explain isolation barriers, and more....
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Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The featured movie focuses on the ancestry of our four-footed friends. Find the fundamental pattern of their limbs and vertebrae in fossils of fish. After viewing, biology learners can enjoy interactive websites to zoom in on the...
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On the Origin of Species

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did Charles Darwin support his controversial theory of evolution with evidence? Use an excerpt from his 1859 work On the Origin of Species to reinforce the importance of making inferences within an informational text, and to discuss...
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An Introduction to Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Macat introduces viewers to one of the key ideas in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species with a short video that models how natural selection influences evolutionary change.
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The Origin of Species

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Allow Mr. Anderson to assist you in describing how one species can become two through speciation and reproductive isolation. Intended for upper graders, this clip wonderfully explains several complex concepts in a way your class can...
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The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Different islands in the Caribbean have very similar species of anole lizards, which each have their own place in the ecosystem. Researchers did several studies to determine whether the anoles evolved into the different species then...
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Origin and Evolution of Life, Part 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Start a class exploration explaining the origin of evolution and life on planet Earth with the first of a five part series. Episode one examines the KT Boundary and what it meant in terms of mass extinction. It explores evidence and keys...
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Origin of the Species

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A set of slides that present the types of isolation within a population that can lead to speciation. The information and definitions are supported by great images, and your class should find this a comprehensive start to the topic as...
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AP: Chapter 22: Descent with Modification

For Students 9th - 12th
After taking in part of Darwin's The Origin of Species, advanced biology learners reiterate its themes and concepts. Also examined are the contributions to the theory of evolution made by Linnaeus, Lamarck, and Wallace. Use this handout...
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Charles Darwin, Part 3/3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This delightfully informative series concludes with the publication of DarwinÕs The Origin of Species and subsequent books. This is the final part of a three-part series.
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A Brief History of Life: How Did Everything Begin?

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Addressing the idea of intelligent design, as well as a number of creation myths, this presentation gives a measured and scientific perspective to the beginning of the world.  It includes a graphic on the Big Bang Theory, evolution, and...
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Who Was Charles Darwin?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
ItÕs one of those big Ideas that changes our view of the world and our place in it. DarwinÕs observations lead him to believe that species, including man, change or evolve over time. This short video focuses on his reluctance to publish...
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Guess Who Came to Dinner!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An exceptionally creative approach is taken to assessing your biologists' grasp of natural selection concepts. They are to imagine hosting Charles Darwin for dinner and having, to their surpise, a few other noted scientists crash the...
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Human Origins: The Prehistoric Human Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When it comes to the origin of the human species high schoolers are full of misconceptions. Clear up the hominid confusion with this evolutionary activity focused on assisting students in understanding prehistoric man and his family...
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The Tree of Life

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Groups of species can have more in common than meets the eye. An interactive cladogram shows some of the connections between important groups of species. Learners click on sections of the diagram to learn more about the connections or on...
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Great Transitions: The Origin of Birds

For Students 9th - 12th
Did you know T-Rex had a wish bone? This is one of the many pieces of evidence to support the idea that therapod dinosaurs evolved into modern-day birds. An engaging video describes some of the other pieces of evidence and how...
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Tigers: An Endangered Species

For Students 2nd - 7th
Facts about tigers are packed into a PowerPoint presentation about tigers. The presentation includes great photographs and accompanying text regarding the habitats, diet, lifespan, and physical attributes of tigers. Very interesting!
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The Evolution of the Heart (A Love Story)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Not all hearts are the same, but their functions are similar. An instructor discusses the origin of the first organisms with a heart in a video lesson from the PBS Eons series. The lesson includes discussion of the evolution of the...
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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
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The Earliest Humans

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Study the wonder and science that leads us to our human past. From Darwin and Huxley's assertions regarding the origin of the species to the discoveries at Oldivi Gorge, this PowerPoint is sure to interest your class. They'll learn about...
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Earwig

For Students 7th - 12th
Sometimes a folk tale takes root and, even if it is not true, can determine the development of a word and its associated meanings. Take earwig, for example. An earwig has a false reputation for crawling into your brain, but the name...

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