Teaching Evolution

This past year NCSLA has followed the theme set by our sponsorship of The Human Spark on UNC-TV of evolution. Here are a list of resources for learning and teaching about evolution.

Defeating Evolution in the Courtroom, But Not in the Classroom
Science 28 January 2011:
Vol. 331 no. 6016 pp. 404-405

NSTA's Position Statement on The Teaching of Evolution

a collection of classroom-tested, freely downloadable lessons for teachers (MS and HS), providing interactive experiences with the nature of science and evolution, plus a selection of curriculum strategies.

Virus and the Whale: Exploring Evolution in Creatures Small and Large
by Judy Diamond, Carl Zimmer, E. Margaret Evans, Linda Allison, and Sarah Disbrow
Follow seven scientists into their labs and out to the field to discover how evolution works. Includes practical help  with the twin challenges of evolution: what to teach and how to teach it.

Evolution in Perspective
by Rodger W. Bybee
This book supplies the necessary insights by bringing together the views of leading scientists, professors, and teachers. Working from the premise that only those students whose schools teach them about the nature of science will truly understand evolution, the collection gathers 12 influential articles first published in the NSTA member journal, The Science Teacher.


Find more at http://www.nsta.org/publications/evolution.aspx