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Evolution Course

This asynchronous course is designed to deepen educators' content knowledge in evolution, especially regarding content appropriate for teaching at the high school level. 

Evolution
Spreadsheet Tutorial 4: t-Test

In this activity, students explore different ways of calculating t-values and performing t-tests using built-in functions in Excel or Google Sheets. Students apply what they learned by plotting beak size measurements of Galapágos finches collected before and after a drought.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Spreadsheet Tutorial 5: Histogram

In this activity, students explore different ways of constructing a histogram using Excel or Google Sheets. Students apply what they learned by plotting beak size measurements of Galapágos finches before and after a drought.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Natural Selection and the Evolution of Darwin’s Finches

In this activity, students develop arguments for the adaptation and natural selection of Darwin’s finches, based on evidence presented in the film The Beak of the Finch.

Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Spreadsheet Tutorial 1: Formulae, Functions, and Averages

In this activity, students use the built-in functions in Excel or Google Sheets to calculate the mean and median. Students apply what they learned to a dataset beak measurements of Galapágos finches.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Spreadsheet Tutorial 2: Autofill Data, Cell References, and Standard Deviation

In this activity, students use the built-in functions in Excel or Google Sheets to explore different ways of filling in cells with a series of numbers, copying and pasting formulae, and referencing individual cells to use in calculations. Students apply what they learned by making different calculations with beak size measurements of Galapágos finches.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Spreadsheet Tutorial 3: Column Graphs, Error Bars, and Standard Error of the Mean

In this activity, students explore different ways of creating simple bar graphs and adding error bars from calculated statistical values using built-in functions in Excel or Google Sheets. Students apply what they learned by plotting beak size measurements of Galapágos finches collected before and after a drought.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Effects of Natural Selection on Finch Beak Size

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated evolutionary changes in seed-eating finches after a drought.

Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for The Beak of the Finch

A number of questions are embedded within the short film The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch, which explores four decades of research on the evolution of the Galápagos finches.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
The Lone Anole

This activity explores an image of an anole lizard, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about adaptations and natural selection.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Lizard Evolution Virtual Lab

This interactive, modular lab explores the evolution of the anole lizards in the Caribbean through data collection and analysis.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Virtual Labs
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Beaks As Tools: Selective Advantage in Changing Environments

This hands-on activity supports concepts covered in the short film The Beak of the Finch. Students collect and analyze data to learn why even slight variations in beak size can make the difference between life and death.

Evolution
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB