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Key biological concepts animated as narrated and stepped tutorials, along with quizzes.

On this site, students will have the opportunity to view an animation on how humans have manipulated the natural... see more

A series of Shockwave animations and simulations teaching general Mendelian genetics and some molecular genetics

Interactive Galapagos Island presentation by PBS to accompany the "Darwin's Darkest Hour" Nova special.  

In this animation, comparing features of a 4.4-million-year-old fossil skeleton to those of human and chimpanzee... see more

Common misconceptions about evolution are explained in this narrated slideshow. Students can also view four lectures... see more

A simple flash movie demonstrating independent assortment of two genes on different chromosomes, and the Genotypic... see more

This resource explains how to read a phylogenetic tree. An explanation of how it differs in shared and derived... see more

Evolution is a phenomenon in which we rarely get to witness in our lifetime. In this site, students will be able to learn... see more

Anatomy, DNA, embryos and fossils display similarities among all species. Evolution elucidates that these similarities... see more

This lecture entitled Hominid Paleobiology, discusses about the Hominid fossil record of the past six milions years. This... see more

You can interact with the animation to learn about how evolution affects populations. The population breeds, mutates,... see more

This site includes two actitivities pertaining to evolution. The first animation, The Big Picture, provides information... see more

This site has 7 videos on evolution, each about 8 minutes long and with a mixture of animations and video. There are also... see more

This animation explores how prokaryotic organelles are similar to eukaryotic ones. It explores the similarity between... see more

This animation discusses why the X and Y sex chromosomes are so different and how they came to be as they are. 

This lecture entitled Selection in Action, describes the comparison between the artificial selection of dogs and corn and... see more

36 videos on evolution. The videos are each about 15 minutes long and are done Khan Academy style, with drawings being... see more

This animation shows the various human ancestors and how they relate to modern humans. Some of the topcs discussed are... see more

This is a 3'43" YouTube video that explains meiosis, independent assortment and three mechanisms selfish genes can use to... see more

This site provides introductory information about natural selection. This site also includes an animation examining... see more

In this introductory exploration video, learn about the three ingredients that drive evolution: variation, selection and... see more

In this animation and informative page, students will be able to learn how predators and the environment in which rock... see more

Short, two minute films from the sundance channel on animal mating tendencies. These videos are entertaining and very... see more