Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree
Bob Kuhn describes how he uses BioInteractive resources to teach speciation to his students. He begins with the short film Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree to introduce students to how new species arise. He then uses a hands-on activity in which students order different species of anole lizards into a phylogenetic tree.
Valerie May explains how she uses the BioInteractive short film Great Transitions: The Origin of Birds, along with its related activities, with her students. She also notes that many of BioInteractive's resources align to NGSS standards.
Samantha Johnson describes how she uses the short film The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch to demonstrate to her students how quickly selective pressure can affect a population, as well as to show that not all science is done indoors.
Mark Eberhard describes how he uses the Lizard Evolution Virtual Lab to reinforce key concepts in ecology, genetics, and evolution. His AP® Biology students use the lab to make cross-curricular connections and incorporate math skills into their biology coursework.