Homology and Evolution
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Kara Nash (Student)
mins. trying out the system. It worked well.
Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)
information competence. Students are asked "How does homology provides
evidence for evolution? Write the research question on the board and identify/
brainstorm ideas for the presentations." Topics include:
? Genetic homologies
? Homology in the fossil record (including vestigial structures)
? molecular homologies
? developmental homologies
? anatomy and physiology
? species of interest
Divide the class into groups, each group selecting a presentation topic.
Outline work expectations and identify the logical sequence for presentations.
Discuss information competence: questions to evaluate the research credibility
of Web sites:
? What does the domain name tell you about the authority of the site?
? What do the links within a site and the presentation of data tell you about
the objectivity and professionalism of the site?
? What are some ways to verify the information using other Web sites?
This works because when investigating "evolution" students invariably encounter
resources that expound beliefs and teach dogma as opposed to testing theories
with scientific evidence.