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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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SESSION 6

 SESSION 6: How Can You Address Student Misconceptions about Evolution?

Resources for SESSION 6

Resources marked with an * are designed to help you teach this topic in your classroom.

Evolution Project Resources

Teacher's Guide

Unit 1: What Is the Nature of Science?* (pdf)

Unit 2: Who Was Charles Darwin?* (pdf)

Unit 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution?* (pdf)

Unit 4: How Does Evolution Work?* (pdf)

Unit 5: How Did Humans Evolve?* (pdf)

Unit 6: Why Does Evolution Matter Now?* (pdf)

Lessons for Students

Lesson 1: What Is the Nature of Science?*

Lesson 2: Who Was Charles Darwin?*

Lesson 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution?*

Lesson 4: How Does Evolution Work?*

Lesson 5: How Did Humans Evolve?*

Lesson 6: Why Does Evolution Matter Now?*

Videos for Students

Isn't Evolution Just a Theory?*

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Who Was Charles Darwin?*

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How Do We Know Evolution Happens?*

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How Does Evolution Really Work?*

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Did Humans Evolve?*

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Why Does Evolution Matter Now?*

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Why Is Evolution Controversial Anyway?*

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Videos for Teachers

Ken Bingman*

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Marilyn Havlik*

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Video Segments

Giraffes and Vestigial Organs*

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Little Toes Disappear*

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More Recessive Than Before*

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Bingman Student Work Presentation*

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Havlik Student Discussion*

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TV Series

Show 1: Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Show 2: Great Transformations

Show 3: Extinction!

Show 4: The Evolutionary Arms Race

Show 5: Why Sex?

Show 6: The Mind's Big Bang

Show 7: What About God?

Other Library Resources

Background Information on Ken Bingman

Excerpt from How People Learn

Background Information on Marilyn Havlik

Hardy Weinberg Text

Marilyn Havlik Lesson Plan (pdf)

Ken Bingman Student Work Samples

Other Resources

External Web Links

Looking at School Work
http://www.lasw.org/
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform Web site gives information and protocols for looking at student work.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education Web site
http://www.enc.org/focus/assessment/0,1950,00.shtm
This site gives information on using assessment to improve science teaching.

Fieldbook of Effective Strategies
http://www.essentialschools.org/fieldbook/fieldbook.html
The Coalition of Essential Schools Web site identifies strategies for teaching and learning.

Research on Student Learning
http://books.nap.edu/books/0309064767/html/116.html#pagetop
The Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards Web site summarizes research on how students learn science.

Concept to Classroom: A Series of Workshops
http://www.thirteen.org/wnetschool/concept2class/index.html
This Web site from WNET includes Disney Learning Partnerships workshops on a variety of topics including constructivism, inquiry-based learning, and assessment.

Full Option Science System Web site
http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/FOSS/FOSS.BBTL.doc.html
"The Biological Basis of Thinking and Learning" describes current scientific knowledge about how the brain functions, how humans think and learn, and how this knowledge relates to understandings about our world.

Books

Allen, David, Tina Blythe, and Barbara Powell. Looking Together at Student Work. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Project Zero, 1996.

Brooks, Jacqueline, and Martin Brooks. In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1993.

Hart, Diane. Authentic Assessment: A Handbook for Educators. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley, 1994.

Henderson, James G. Reflective Teaching: The Study of Your Constructivist Practices. 2d ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1996.

Hyerle, David. Visual Tools for Constructing Knowledge. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1996.

Marzano, Robert, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock. Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2001.

National Research Council. Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2001 (in press).

National Research Council. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.

National Research Council. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.

National Science Resources Center, National Academy of Sciences, and Smithsonian Institution. Science for All Children. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997.

Skehan, James, and Craig Nelson. The Creation Controversy and the Science Classroom. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press. 2000.

WGBH, Annenberg/CPB. Teaching High School Science Guidebook, 1999.

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Understanding By Design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1998.

Videos

Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Looking at Student Work: A Window into the Classroom, 1997.

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