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View Resource 15 Evolutionary Gems

This article, by Henry Gee, Rory Howlett, and Philip Campbell is a "resource from Nature for those wishing to spread awareness of evidence for evolution by natural selection." In it, the authors offer "a succinct briefing on why evolution by natural selection is an empirically validated principle" divided up into three sections: Gems from the Fossil Record, Gems from Habitats, and Gems from...

View Resource I'm Looking Over a White-Striped Clover: A Natural Selection Case

This case study examines the process of natural selection, using the example of white clover. Students will learn the concepts of variation, natural selection, fitness, selection pressure, evolution, and adaptation. The lesson would be useful for high school or lower level undergraduate students studying biology or botany. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The...

View Resource Ecosystems

This module contains four units dealing with natural selection (and evolution), population balance, exchange cycles, and environmental protection. Each unit includes coverage of why the topic is important, what is known about the subject, and the evidence that led to our current level of understanding. There is also a short biography of a famous scientist in each field of inquiry, hazards...

View Resource Learn.Genetics: Variation, Selection & Time

The Scout Report has profiled the Genetic Science Learning Center website from the University of Utah in the past, but the website's authors continue to add material of note. This latest offering looks into the genetic variables of variation, selection, and time. As the site notes, "In our ever-changing world, a naturally occurring genetic difference in an individual can become an advantage or a...

View Resource Alfred Russel Wallace Collection

One name looms large for the general public when the word "evolution" is mentioned: Charles Darwin. Of course, others are quite aware that Alfred Russel Wallace co-discovered the theory of evolution with Darwin, a fact that the prescient individuals at the Natural History Museum in Britain are well aware of. In 2002, the Museum was able to purchase a rather large collection of Wallace's personal...

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