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View Resource BBC: Walking with Beasts

This BBC Web site comes loaded with interactive multimedia features on evolution and the animal kingdom. Users can view 3-D images as well as video and audio clips of prehistoric creatures, play an interactive evolution game, and much more. The Web site also includes dozens of comprehensive, downloadable lessons plans and worksheets for students age 7-14 (click on Teachers to access these...

View Resource Life on Earth and Elsewhere

This site from SolStation contains a chronology of life on Earth beginning with the origin of our Solar System about 4.6 billion years ago. Descriptions of the important stages in the development of carbon-based life are provided along with many photographs and links. The planetary impact of life on Earth and the possibility of life on Mars are also presented.

View Resource Evolution of Life

A number of groups are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin. This educational site, created with funds provided by VolkswagenStiftung, celebrates this anniversary by offering videos, animations, and documents for teachers that explore the origins of life and evolution. The materials here are divided into...

View Resource Salt of the Early Earth

This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the sea and describes the history of water on Earth in relation to the origin of life. Leading scientists contribute information about the significance of anaerobes, halophiles, methanogens, and the depositional environments of...

View Resource William H. Calvin Books and Articles

The full-text of several books authored by University of Washington professor William H. Calvin are available online. His newest book "A Brain for All Seasons" (A Scientific American book of the month) is about "what sudden climate flips did to human evolution over the last 2.5 million years." Most of his other books also focus on the subjects of the brain and human evolution. The hyperlinked...

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