Evolution Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Quick Evolution Activities - Building the Ideal Species
A quick evolution activity in which students choose desirable adaptations for species in particular environments

Types of Natural Selection Worksheet
A collection of questions about the types of natural selection to check for student understanding.

Sexual Selection Lab
A hands on activity demonstrating sexual selection and how it drives evolution.

Galapagos Finches Activity
A lab activity based on the diversity of Darwin's Galapagos Finches.

Nucleotides - Evolution Definition
A brief definition of the evolution term nucleotide, including the three parts of a nucleotide.

Primate Adaptations Lab
A quick evolution lab that can be used to help students understand primate adaptations and how those contribute to Natural Selection.

4 Necessary Factors of Natural Selection
A look at 4 factors that must be present in a population in order for Natural Selection to act on it and drive evolution.

Vestigial Structures - Anatomical Evidence for Evolution
A look at types of anatomical evidence that supports the Theory of Evolution - vestigial structures

Analogous Structures - Anatomical Evidence for Evolution
A look at types of anatomical evidence that supports the Theory of Evolution - analogous structures

Anatomical Evidence for Evolution
A look at four types of anatomical evidence that supports the Theory of Evolution - the fossil record, homologous structures, analogous structures, and vestigial structures

Fossil Record - Anatomical Evidence for Evolution
A look at types of anatomical evidence that supports the Theory of Evolution - the fossil record

Homologous Structures - Anatomical Evidence for Evolution
A look at types of anatomical evidence that supports the Theory of Evolution - homologous structures

4 Types of Sexual Reproduction
A brief look at autogamy, one of the 4 types of sexual reproduction living organisms use to reproduce.

Autogamy - 4 Types of Sexual Reproduction
A brief look at autogamy, one of the 4 types of sexual reproduction living organisms use to reproduce.

Internal Fertilization - 4 Types of Sexual Reproduction
A brief look at internal fertilization, one of the 4 types of sexual reproduction living organisms use to reproduce.

External Fertilization - 4 Types of Sexual Reproduction
A brief look at external fertilization, one of the 4 types of sexual reproduction living organisms use to reproduce.

Allogamy - 4 Types of Sexual Reproduction
A brief look at allogamy, one of the 4 types of sexual reproduction living organisms use to reproduce.

B. Rosemary Grant
A brief biography of scientist Rosemary Grant and how her contributions influenced the Theory of Evolution.

5 More Women Scientists Who Influenced the Theory of Evolution
Short biographies of 5 more women scientists who influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Lynn Margulis
A brief biography of scientist Lynn Margulis and how her contributions influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Doris Jonas
A brief biography of Doris Jonas and how her contributions influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Elisabeth Vrba
A brief biography of scientist Elisabeth Vrba and how her contributions influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Margaret Profet
A brief biography of Margie Profet and how her contributions have influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Barbara McClintock
A brief biography of scientist Barbara McClintock and how her contributions influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Rosalind Franklin
Brief biography of scientist Rosalind Franklin and how her work influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Mary Leakey
A brief biography of scientist Mary Leakey and how her contributions influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Jane Goodall
A brief biography of scientist Jane Goodall and how her contributions influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Mary Anning
A brief biography of Mary Anning and how her contributions to science influenced the Theory of Evolution.

5 Women Scientists Who Influenced the Theory of Evolution
Short biographies of 5 women scientists who influenced the Theory of Evolution.

Origin of Life Theories
A look at some ideas of how life on Earth began.

Origin of Life Theories - Hydrothermal Vents
A look at some ideas of how life on Earth began - Hydrothermal Vents.

Origin of Life Theories - Panspermia Theory
A look at some ideas of how life on Earth began - Panspermia Theory.

Origin of Life Theories - Primordial Soup
A look at some ideas of how life on Earth began - Primordial Soup, the Miller-Urey experiment.

Homology vs. Homoplasy
Explaining the difference between homology and homoplasy in evolution terms.

Homoplasies - Evolution Definition
A brief definition of the evolution term homoplasy.

6 Common Anti-Evolution Arguments - Seeing Evolution Happen
6 common arguments anti-evolutionists make against the Theory of Evolution - we can't observe evolution.

6 Common Anti-Evolution Arguments - How Life on Earth Began
6 common arguments anti-evolutionists make against the Theory of Evolution - the origin of life.

6 Common Anti-Evolution Arguments - Because Religion Says So
6 common arguments anti-evolutionists make against the Theory of Evolution - Religion doesn't agree with evolution.

6 Common Anti-Evolution Arguments
6 common arguments anti-evolutionists make against the Theory of Evolution.

6 Common Anti-Evolution Arguments - Gaps in the Fossil Record
6 common arguments anti-evolutionists make against the Theory of Evolution - gaps in the fossil record.

6 Common Anti-Evolution Arguments - Theory vs. Fact
6 common arguments anti-evolutionists make against the Theory of Evolution - scientific theory vs. fact.

6 Common Anti-Evolution Arguments - There is Still Disease
6 common arguments anti-evolutionists make against the Theory of Evolution - there is still disease.

Ernst Mayr
5 Scientists who came after Charles Darwin and helped shape the Theory of Evolution - Ernst Mayr

William Bateson
5 Scientists who came after Charles Darwin and helped shape the Theory of Evolution - William Bateson

Post Darwin Evolution Scientists
5 Scientists who came after Charles Darwin and helped shape the Theory of Evolution.

Gregor Mendel
5 Scientists who came after Charles Darwin and helped shape the Theory of Evolution - Gregor Mendel

Lynn Margulis
5 Scientists who came after Charles Darwin and helped shape the Theory of Evolution - Lynn Margulis

Ernst Haeckel
5 Scientists who came after Charles Darwin and helped shape the Theory of Evolution - Ernst Haeckel

Homologous Pairs of Chromosomes
A brief definition of the genetics term homologous pairs or homologous chromosomes.

What is Interphase? - Evolution Definition
A brief definition of the Biology term interphase and how it relates to evolution.

Modeling the Cell Cycle Lab
A lab for students to help understand all of the phases of the cell cycle through modeling with common materials.

Love Helps Explain Human Evolution
A look at the research that claims that romantic love helped drive early human evolution through pair-bonding.

Observing Mitosis Lab
A lab activity using microscopes and onion root tip mitosis slides to calculate how long each stage in mitosis takes during onion root tip mitosis.

Modeling Chromosomes Lab Activity
A short lab activity to model chromosome packaging in eukaryotes.

Crossing Over Lab - Genetics Activity
A quick lab activity to introduce and analyze the process of crossing over of chromosomes during meiosis.

Evolutionary Psychology - Evolution Definition
A brief explanation of evolutionary psychology and how it relates to the theory of evolution.

Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction in Evolution
Comparing asexual and sexual reproduction in regards to evolution.

Synonymous vs. Nonsynonymous Mutations - Definitions
Types of DNA mutations and how they affect protein expression and evolution.

Catastrophism - Evolution Definition
A brief definition of the evolution term catastrophism.

5 Interesting Facts About Charles Darwin
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014 - 5 Interesting Facts About Charles Darwin.

A Look Back at 2014
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014.

Types of Cells
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014 - Types of Cells.

Multiple Alleles
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014 - multiple alleles.

Homologous Structures
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014 - homologous structures.

People Who Influenced Charles Darwin
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014 - People Who Influenced Charles Darwin.

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Processes
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014 - Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Processes.

Vestigial Structures in Humans
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014 - Vestigial Structures in Humans.

Types of Natural Selection - Disruptive Selection
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014 - Disruptive Selection.

Types of Natural Selection - Directional Selection
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014 - Directional Selection.

Types of Natural Selection - Stabilizing Selection
The top 10 articles on Evolution at About.com for 2014.

5 Evolution Books Published in Fall 2014
A list of 5 evolution books published in September, October, or November of 2014.

5 Evolution Books Published in Winter 2014
A list of 5 evolution books published in winter 2014.

Directional Selection - Types of Natural Selection
A definition and examples of directional selection, a type of natural selection.

Stabilizing Selection - A Type of Natural Selection
A definition and examples of stabilizing selection, one type of natural selection.

Disruptive Selection - Types of Natural Selection
A definition and examples of disruptive selection, a type of natural selection.

Multiple Alleles - Definition and Examples
A brief definition and description of how multiple alleles affects inheritance patterns.

Survival of the Fittest? - Natural Selection Facts
Natural selection is often called the Survival of the Fittest, but is this an accurate description?

Analogy vs. Homology - Theory of Evolution
Comparing analogous structures and homologous structures and what they mean for evolutionary relationships of species.

Does the Pope Believe in Evolution?
Find out what the Pope and the Catholic Church believe about evolution and other basic scientific theories.

Descent with Modification
A brief definition of the term descent with modification and how it relates to evolution.

Virus Evolution
A brief look at how viruses came into existence and evolved over time.

Evolution of Bacteria Shapes
A brief explanation about how differently shaped bacteria evolved.

Building DNA Models - Genetics Lab
A teacher's guide to building DNA models in the classroom out of everyday supplies.

Organs
A look at how cells build to form tissues, organs, organ systems, and eventually multicellular organisms.

Cells
A look at how cells build to form tissues, organs, organ systems, and eventually multicellular organisms.

From Cells to Organisms
A look at how cells build to form tissues, organs, organ systems, and eventually multicellular organisms.

Tissues
A look at how cells build to form tissues, organs, organ systems, and eventually multicellular organisms.

Organ Systems
A look at how cells build to form tissues, organs, organ systems, and eventually multicellular organisms.

Multicellular Organisms
A look at how cells build to form tissues, organs, organ systems, and eventually multicellular organisms.

Modeling Meiosis Lab
An activity with common objects that can be used to model the process of meiosis.

Evolution of Hair Color
How evolution contributed to the amount of different hair colors seen in the modern world.

Obesity and Evolution
A look at how obesity may be an advantageous evolutionary adaptation.

Are Humans Still Evolving?
An answer to the question

Biogeography - An Evolution Defintion
A brief definition of biogeography and how it is used as evidence for evolution.

Types of Speciation - Evolution Definitions
The changing of individuals within a population so they are no longer part of the same species. The four types: allopatric, sympatric, peripatric, parapatric.

Progression of Scientific Thought
An explanation of how scientific thought progresses from an educated guess all the way through a universal law.

Online Evolution of Camouflage Game
The Nightjar Project has open source, online free games that use citizen science to collect data about the evolution of camouflage in nightjar birds, their nests, and egg patterns.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Episode Guide
An episode guide to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Episode Guide
An episode guide to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Evolution and Sexual Selection in Peacocks
Male peacocks with more eyespots are chosen as mates more often that those with fewer. However, number of eyespots is not the only factor in mating.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Teaching Tools
A list of the topics for each episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with links to teaching tools to use while watching the programs.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Teaching Tools
A list of the topics for each episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with links to teaching tools to use while watching the programs.

Cosmos Episode 12 Viewing Worksheet
A worksheet to complete while watching Cosmos episode 12 entitled The World Set Free.

Natural Selection - Evolution Definition
Definition of Natural Selection. Evolution.

Gene Pool in Evolution (Definition)
A brief definition of the term gene pool and how it relates to evolution.

Is the Appendix Really a Vestigial Structure in Humans?
The appendix is one organ in humans that has long been thought to be vestigial. Now, some research has shown the appendix may not be useless after all.

Jean Baptiste Lamarck Biography
A brief biography of Evolution scientist Jean Baptiste Lamarck.

Artificial Selection in Animals
The practice of artificial selection is often used to produce animals in captivity with desirable traits.

Sites With Good Evolution Lesson Plans and Labs
A list of sites with good, free evolution lesson plans or labs.

Charles Lyell - Biography and Profile
A brief biography of Charles Lyell and his contributions to the Theory of Evolution.

What Is Modern Evolutionary Synthesis? - Definition
What is the modern evolutionary synthesis? Read about how the Theory of Evolution has evolved.

Gradualism vs. Punctuated Equilibrium
A look at the differences between possible rates of evolution gradualism and punctuated equilibrium.

Human Ancestors - Homo Group
The modern human, or Homo sapien, evolved from earlier forms of human ancestors. These ancestors include several species in the Homo Group.

Resources for Evolution Papers
A list and description of reliable evolution resources that can be used to write evolution papers.

Artificial Selection in Plants - Theory of Evolution
A brief look at how artificial selection in plants affects evolution.

Vestigial Structures - Evolution Definition
A vestigial structure is an anatomical feature that no longer seems to have a purpose in the current form of an organism of the given species.

Ernst Mayr
A brief biography of evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr.

Charles Darwin's Children
Brief profiles of Charles and Emma Darwin's ten children.

Horace Darwin
Horace Darwin. Evolution. Page 10.

Charles Waring Darwin
Charles Waring Darwin. Evolution. Page 11.

William Erasmus Darwin
Brief profiles of Charles and Emma Darwin's ten children. Page 2.

Anne Elizabeth Darwin
Brief profiles of Charles and Emma Darwin's ten children. Page 3.

Mary Eleanor Darwin
Brief profiles of Charles and Emma Darwin's ten children. Page 4.

Henrietta Emma Darwin
Brief profiles of Charles and Emma Darwin's ten children. Page 5.

George Howard Darwin
Brief profiles of Charles and Emma Darwin's ten children. Page 6.

Elizabeth Darwin
Elizabeth Darwin. Evolution. Page 7.

Francis Darwin
Brief profiles of Charles and Emma Darwin's ten children. Page 8.

Leonard Darwin
Leonard Darwin. Evolution. Page 9.

Hominid
A brief definition of the evolution term hominid.

Adaptive Radiation
A brief definition of the evolution term adaptive radiation.

Biodiversity
A brief definition of the evolution term biodiversity.

Paraphyletic Group
A brief definition of a paraphyletic group in phylogenetics.

Principle of Parsimony
A brief definition of the Principle of Parsimony and how it applies to evolution.

Cladistics
A brief definition of the study of cladistics and how it relates to evolution.

Natural Selection of Candy Lab
A delicious lab that models how natural selection works using candy.

Creationism
A definition and brief explanation of Creationism and how it relates to evolution.

What is a Scientific Theory?
There is a difference between a scientific theory and the commonly used term

History
Microevolution is a change in species' characteristics at a genetic level. See how species change over time by linking evolution and genetics.

Evolution & Religion
Information about the clash of evolution and religion. Includes religious views on evolution, intelligent design, creationism, and the controversy of science vs. religion.