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This s a simple and fun classroom activity where students exercise their creativity by coming up with various methods to... see more

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit, membership organization providing information and... see more

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) provides a variety of materials and opportunities for educators. The... see more

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

This simulation illustrates the interaction between natural selection and genetic drift. Users may select from three... see more

Investigate a famous case study for evolution - the peppered moth.

The National Science Teachers Association Position Statement: Teaching Evolution.  The teaching of evolution, a... see more

Students learn the definition of an opposable thumb, explore the variety of species with this trait and, through a fun,... see more

A description of the peppered moth example of natural selection along with a simulation

A java application that lets you investigate the problem of creating a phylgenetic tree. there is some explanation of the... see more

Links to 324 online phylogeny programs.

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

This simulation illustrates the response to selection in a quantitative trait. Users may select from several different... see more

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

Welcome to the Sea Urchin Genome Resources guide. Strongylocentrotus purpuratus has been designated a high priority... see more

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

This animation focuses on fixed behavior in herring gull chicks and how the scientist Niko Tinbergen constructed an... see more

This animation discusses the anatomical differences between the skulls of a Cro Magnon and a Neanderthal. 

In this animation, you will learn how differences arise in individuals within species, how diversity begins with DNA and... see more

This is a series of video clips using colorful animation to illustrtae the concept. Suitable for almost everyone, from... see more

This is a research results site about the Albatros. It investigates where these birds go when they leave their nesting... see more

This site allows students to learn the evolutionary history of arthropods and how they have evolved over time. During the... see more

Functionality is the essence which biomimics seek to emulate from nature, for example how the structure of gecko feet... see more

Free fixed-format e-textbook (PDF). Theories of biological aging are essential to understanding age-related diseases such... see more