Only part of our scientific legacy of ideas on evolution came from Darwin. What was Darwin's discovery about evolution? What scientific ideas that were around before Darwin's discovery did he use for his work? In other words, what ideas provided Darwin with a foundation for new discoveries about evolution?
At the end of this lesson students will know: The nature of scientific processes; The value and limitations of scientific process; The scientist's use of terms such as fact, law, theory, and hypothesis; Change is a constant in science; As we learn more through new observations and evidence, our understanding of the world changes; The differences between the theories of evolution proposed by Darwin, Wallace, and Lamarck; How Darwin used processes of science to develop his theory of evolution. Students will be able to Identify the kinds of evidence sufficient to reject or accept a hypothesis
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Use information you gather as you complete Sessions 1 and 2 of the Online Evolution Course for Teachers along with assigned textbook readings. You may find it helpful to complete the following optional assignments as described in the Online Course: Create your own timeline of evolutionary thought from the ancient Greeks to the present. Or access the Timeline of Evolutionary Thought at http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/evotmline.html
Zimmer, Carl. Evolution, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, 2001. ISBN 0060199067, chapters 1 and 2.
Volpe, E.P. & Rosenbaum, P.A. Understanding Evolution, McGraw Hill, 2000. ISBN 0697051374. Chapters 1 and 2.
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Only part of our scientific legacy of ideas on evolution came from Darwin. What was Darwins discovery about evolution? What scientific ideas were around before Darwin's discovery, and how did he use these for his work? In other words, what ideas provided Darwin with a foundation for new discoveries about evolution? Was Darwins discovery fact, theory, or hypothesis?
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