Sorting Finch Species
Cindy Gay describes using two BioInteractive resources to teach her students about evolution. She first shows them the short film The Beak of the Finch, which describes research by biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant on the Galápagos finches. She then uses the Sorting Finch Species Click & Learn to show students how to distinguish different finch species by song and appearance.
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.