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by Stephanie Parascandolo
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NOVAbeta is a website sponsored by PBS. NOVAbeta’s Evolution section features articles, full episodes, interviews, interactive activities, quizzes, and short videos. One interactive quiz is called Guess the Embryo. The quiz shows a real image of an embryo against four choices of animals.  The student has to match the embryo to the correct animal. After choosing the right answer, the student has the option to watch the animal develop through twelve still-images.
    The activities found on NOVAbeta are useful teaching aids. Guess the Embryo can be used as part of a lesson plan on evolution in a Living Environment class. A unit on evolution typically presents evidence for a common ancestor. This evidence includes the fossil record, anatomical similarities between species, and embryological similarities between species. A teacher could project this quiz onto the board to highlight the striking developmental similarities between species.

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