Online Darwin Resources for Educators
American Association for the Advancement of Science. Evolution on the Front Line
The AAAS has played a prominent role in supporting the teaching of evolution in public school science classrooms. This page lists background materials on the controversy and links to AAAS resources on evolution.
University of California Museum of Paleontology. Understanding Evolution
This site presents a comprehensive overview for teachers on both learning and teaching evolution, from the nature of science and evidence for evolution through the history of evolutionary thought and ways to avoid misconceptions.
National Science Teachers Association
Resources on this site include an Evolution Q&A, the NSTA Position Statement on teaching evolution, evolution headlines, an evolution archive, book reviews, and web links.
National Center for Science Education
The National Center for Science Education defends the teaching of evolution in public schools. This site provides: reviews of current anti-evolution activity; the history of the creation/evolution controversy, including the "Intelligent Design" movement; and resources for parents, teachers, school boards, and the general public.
PBS Evolution Series Website - Teachers and Students
Resources for teachers and students include an online course on Teaching Evolution and a Teacher's Guide to the series, which contains curriculum-based activities and multimedia resources. Online lessons provide multimedia pathways to help students understand evolution and the nature of science. Short videos address topics such as the nature of science, the nature of the evolution controversy, and why evolution matters today. An Evolution Library offers a way to browse the collection by topic, as well as Frequently Asked Questions and a Glossary.
BIOME: The UKs Gateway to High Quality Internet Resources Relating to the Natural World - Evolution Topic - professional development:
BIOME is a free catalogue of hand-selected, up-to-date online resources on the natural world, coordinated by London's Natural History Museum. Extensive subject listings make the catalogue easy to browse. Free, interactive, online tutorials, along with related training materials, are available for students, teachers, and researchers who want to explore Internet resources in their subject areas.
Science Explorations: Animals, Adaptation and the Galapagos Islands
Three levels of investigations introduce students to the kinds of evidence Darwin encountered in the Galapagos Islands and his critical thinking process. The program is a collaboration between the Museum and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, created to promote science literacy among students in grades 3 through 10.
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This resource complements the Museum's Darwin exhibition. The organizations below promote science literacy for all ages. Resources include an Evolution Q&A, curriculum-based activities and multimedia activities to help students understand evolution and the nature of science, free tutorials and training materials, and a searchable catalogue of online resources about the natural world.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science, Evolution on the Front Line
- University of California Museum of Paleontology, Understanding Evolution
- National Science Teachers Association
- National Center for Science Education
- PBS Evolution Series Website
- BIOME: The UK's Gateway to High Quality Internet Resources
- Science Explorations: Animals, Adaptation and the Galapagos Islands