Your job this term!
To find out what evolution is?
To investigate the mechanisms of evolution?
To examine three evolution/natural selection video games and to evaluate them.
This evaluation (paper) will be presented in a teachers journal (written in examination conditions).


It is not my job to change you from a creationist to an evolutionist!
It is not my job to convert the other way!
I am a biology teacher with a genetics degree - I will present you with researched evidence.


So what has happened so far: http://www.johnkyrk.com/evolution.swf (Addition recommended by Year 12 Student 2009 - Michelle Ong)

What is Evolution?
Excellent Resource:
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evohome.html



Just for Fun!
10 second overview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zV7v2H7io8
The Evolution of Dance - A bit of fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg

Is there evidence for the Theory of Evolution?

Evolution Primer No.1 - Isn't Evolution Just a Theory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85diEXbJBIk

Evolution Primer #2: Who Was Charles Darwin?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmphlbRhLu8

Evolution Primer #3: How Do We Know Evolution Happens?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewtw_nZUIDQ

Evolution Primer #4: How Does Evolution Really Work?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkwRTIKXaxg

Evolution Primer #5: Did Humans Evolve?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5NG8SYQSzE

Evolution Primer #6: Why Does Evolution Matter Now?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jBD8xfbf4Y

Evolution Primer #7: Why Is Evolution Controversial Anyway?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKtamnmrNqs

Slide Show outlining some of the evidence:
http://www.slideshare.net/cgales/evolution-natural-selection-and-speciation/1

Topic One: Patterns
The History of Life - Looking for Patterns - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIHistory.shtml
The Family Tree - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIAFamilytree.shtml
Phylogenies - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIBPhylogenies.shtml
Tree Building - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IICTreebuilding.shtml
Classification - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIDClassification.shtml
Adding Time - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIEAddingtime.shtml
SWF Resources:
http://www.johnkyrk.com/evolution.swf
Quick Quiz - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIFQuiz.shtml

Evidence of Evolution
Analogous and Homologous Structures - http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/1114/1140912/14_1.html
DNA Hybridization Animation - http://www.bio.davidson.edu/courses/genomics/chip/chip.html
Mitochondrial DNA - Mitochondrial Eve - http://www.learner.org/channel/courses/biology/archive/animations/hires/a_humev6_h.html
Regulatory Genes - http://www.learner.org/channel/courses/biology/archive/animations/hires/a_humev3_h.html
How are Fossils Dated? - http://www.archive.org/details/121__How_Are_Fossils_Dated or

Powerpoint for evidence:

Topic Two: Mechanisms
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIMechanisms.shtml
Descent - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIADescent.shtml
Mechanisms of Change - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIBMechanismsofchange.shtml
Genetic Variation - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIICGeneticvariation.shtml
Genetic Drift - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIDGeneticdrift.shtml
Natural Selection - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIENaturalSelection.shtml

Learning Object for Adaptive Radiation
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/darwin/origin/index.html

Learning Object for Natural Selection demonstrated through Antibiotic Resistance in TB
http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/1114/1140912/14_2.html
Overview of the notion of Natural Selection
http://www.brainpop.com/science/populationsandecosystems/naturalselection/

Coevolution - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIFCoevolution.shtml
Quick Quiz - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIGQuiz.shtml

Topic Three: Microevolution
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IVMicroevolution.shtml
Definition of Microevolution - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IVADefinition.shtml
Mechanisms for Microevolution - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IVBMechanisms.shtml
Quick Quiz - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IVCQuiz.shtml

Topic Four: Speciation
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VSpeciation.shtml
Defining a Species - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VADefiningSpecies.shtml
Defining Speciation - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VBDefiningSpeciation.shtml
Causes of Speciation - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VCCausesSpeciation.shtml
Quick Quiz - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VDQuiz.shtml

Topic Five: Macroevolution
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VIMacroevolution.shtml
What is Macroevolution? - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VIADefinition.shtml
Patterns of Macroevolution - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VIBPatterns.shtml
Quick Quiz - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VICQuiz.shtml

Multiple Choice Quizzes
Principles of Evolution - http://cwx.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/audesirk6/chapter14/deluxe.html
Labelling Diagrams - http://cwx.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/audesirk6/chapter14/deluxe.html
Fill in the Blanks - http://cwx.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/audesirk6/chapter14/deluxe.html


Resources:
Webquest Activity - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson3/act2.html
Evidence of Common Descent - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_of_evolution
Fossils: The Trilobite - http://dlb.sa.edu.au/tle/items/e1b7c58c-0b80-f59b-0261-69b62caf0f92/1/ViewIMS.jsp?backto=close

Who are the main players in this journey?
Charles Darwin - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson2/index.html
Learning Object on Darwin's Life - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/darwin/diary/index.html

How does Evolution Work?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson4/index.html
Peppered Moth Simulation - http://www.echalk.co.uk/tasters/taster1/taster.htm
Survival of the Sneakiest
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/0_0_0/sneakermales_01

Examples of Evolution:
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/search/topicbrowse2.php?topic_id=52
Australian Examples:
Evolution of the Myrtle Family - http://farrer.csu.edu.au/ASGAP/APOL13/mar99-1.html
Fossil Sites in Australia - http://www.austmus.gov.au/fossil_sites/
Murderous Marsupials - http://www.bio.usyd.edu.au/staff/swroe/Murderousmarsupials.pdf
New Zealand Examples: http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/evolution/NZevidence.shtml

Human Evolution:
Introduction to Human Evolution - brainpop - http://www.brainpop.com/science/diversityoflife/humanevolution/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson5/index.html
Diagram Tracing Human Evolution to its Roots - http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/tdc02/sci/life/evo/tracing/assets/tdc02_img_tracing/tdc02_img_tracing_gif.html
Homo Sapiens vs Neaderthals - http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/hew06/sci/life/reg/earlyhumans/index.html
Comparing bones in Primates - http://www.eskeletons.org/
Comparing skeletons of Humans to Chimps -http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/07/1/quicktime/l_071_02_56.html
Becoming Human - http://www.becominghuman.org/documentary
Fossil Hominids - the evidence - http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/index.html
Does Evolution Matter?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson6/index.html

Walking with Cavemen Series

Is Evolution Controversial?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson7/index.html


Video Resources:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/teachstuds/svideos.html
Teacher Information - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/course/index.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/teachstuds/tguide.html

Teacher Resources:
Lesson Plans -http://www.evoled.org/default.htm
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evohome.html

Evolution Games:
Do interactive games help us understand evolutionary concepts?
Do they follow evolutionary theory? or Are they incorrect in anyway?

Sea Monsters - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/games/seamonsters/
Caveman Challenge - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/games/cavemen/
The Evolution Game - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/games/evolution/
Evolution Simulation - http://www.biologyinmotion.com/evol/index.html
http://armorgames.com/play/3107/evolution-squared
http://www.thatsevolution.com/
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/articles/(r)evolutionarytheory.htm
http://www.charliesplayhouse.com/great-links-for-kids.php

Other Simulations and Games:
**http://anyad.rulez.org/main.php/v/alb_games/evolution.swf.html**
**http://www.echalk.co.uk/Science/biology/PepperedMoth/PepperedMoth.htm**
http://science.discovery.com/interactives/literacy/darwin/darwin.html
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/evolution/what-is-evolution/natural-selection-game/the-evolution-experience.html




Assessment: