This interactive tutorial from HHMI's BioInteractive explains the connections between a series of human anatomical features and how certain features evolved from our animal ancestors. A series of videos describes the mechanism behind the evolution of featured traits, such as color vision in humans. A teacher's guide and student worksheet are included to help instructors integrate the material in to an existing lesson. This site could be used as an in-class assignment, assigned to groups, or assigned as homeowork. It is most appropriate for high school and introductory college courses.
Type of Material:
In-class assignment, group assignment, homework.
Requires only a web browser
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To present human anatomy in a context of evolution, including key aspects of our current form (color vision, bipedalism, hands, etc.). Students will describe the anatomical features on human bodies that reveal human evolutionary history.
Target Student Population:
High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic knowledge of descent with modification would be helpful but not required.
Interactive and engaging
Included videos provide clear explanation of the topic and feature current research in the field
Accurate and detailed information
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Includes both a teaching guide and a student worksheet
Easy to integrate in to existing lessons
Can be used in a variety of class modalities - face to face, hybrid, or online
Can be used as an assessment tool
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The resource is ADA compliant
The navigation is intuitive and embedded content is easy to use
The manipulation includes both a slider and button
Clear and concise
Other Issues and Comments:
An excellent site that can be used in a wide variety of situations.
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