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Understanding Evolution

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People have misconceptions about evolution. Some are simple misunderstandings; ideas that develop in the course of learning about evolution, possibly from school experiences and/or from the media. Other misconceptions may stem from purposeful attempts to interfere with the teaching of evolution. Science teachers must learn to treat all student questions with respect and initially to accept each question as the reflection of a legitimate desire to learn. However, some questions may well be... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: May 29, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 21, 2017
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Avatar for Stefanie Galasso
2 years ago

Stefanie Galasso (Student)

This website is useful, to me, mainly because it gives you a teachers' guide to teaching evolution. Evolution, if not taught correctly, could be a confusing thing. This website serves as the basis for a good evolution lesson. It also has an interactive section that can be useful for the visual learners.

Avatar for Jamie Medlock
2 years ago

Jamie Medlock (Student)

This website would be a useful tool when introducing the topic of evolution. This website is helpful because it provides a lot of information coupled with pictures in order to drive the concept home. In addition, I would use this website as a tool for my students to play around with and familiarize themselves with.

Avatar for Patricio San Francisco B.
3 years ago

Patricio San Francisco B. (Staff)

Interesante espacio para los alumnos y docentes.

Avatar for Marty Zahn
3 years ago

Marty Zahn (Faculty)

One of the best sites I have seen to guide students through both the threory and factual information on evolution while explaining the common misconceptions that people have about it.


Have used site for assignments in class and online.

Time spent reviewing site: 3 hours