- Show the NOVA
video "Dogs and More Dogs"
have students play the "From Wolf to Dog"
card game. It is not
necessary to see the video to do this activity.
- Watch the NOVA
video "Hawaii Born of Fire"
and have the
students do the accompanying activity.
students prepare arguements for a moot courst
case in this "Scopes Trial Activity."
- Students can
read this "Survival of the
cartoon and answer the questions that follow it .
a board game for "Simulating Natural
is an online
interactive game that shows how the selection of mates influences
- The "Evolution
Lab" is an online natural
selection simulation. It
works well with students working independently at computers or using a
projector to show it to the class. Here is a worksheet
to go with the simulation.
- In "The Evolution Game"
you're a small
primate in the Eocene forests of 50 million years ago, but the world is
students do the "Evolution" wordsearch
this "Peppered Moth"
- Or do this "Sex and the Single Guppy"
with the accompanying worksheet.
- Do the
"Variation and Selection In the
- "Anolis Lizards of the Greater Antilles:
phylogeny to test hypotheses" is
a middle school activity
where the students "take a trip" to the Greater Antilles to figure out
how the Anolis lizards on the islands might have evolved.
Overman band's "Evolution
Rocks" for your
students. The words are included on
- Introduce the
with another of Sue Hinojoza's concept maps.
Domain's lesson (You
must register for free to access.), "How Evolution Works,"
videos, readings, and Flash
- Again from Teacher's
"The Fossil Evidence for Evolution"
lesson, includes videos and readings.
lesson from Teacher's
Domain has videos, readings, and Flash
- The "How New Species Evolve"
yet another Teacher's Domain activity.
It includes videos, readings, and Flash
segments as well.
- In the "Human Evolution"
lesson from Teacher's
Domain, videos, readings, and Flash
interactive segments are included.
- Try Mrs.
activity with these dinosaur
- Or do Mrs.
Rebello's "Adaptation of the
About Evolution and the Nature
Science" has 7 chapters and 8
activities related to evolution.
- Play this "Evolution"
Jeopardy game with this key.
- "Chromosome Comparison 2"
comparison of human and ape chromosomes.
Skoog of Texas Tech University developed
this "Solving the Puzzle"
activity. Darwin formulated his theory of evolution by
observing nature and analyzing evidence—or using the
scientific process. In this activity, student teams use
evidence (jigsaw puzzle pieces) revealed over time to gain knowledge of
the nature of science and its limitations.
contributed this "Evolution WebLabs"
activity where students
visit various tutorials on the web, write short commentaries about
them, and rate them.
Why Sex?" and use this
- Show this PowerPoint,
Guide to: Evolutionary Theory,"
that has been converted to a YouTube
video. It is in the form of a quiz.
natural selection with the "Candy Dish Selection"
- Introduce the
Hardy-Weinberg principle of
frequency equilibrium with this "Breeding Bunnies"
This includes a data sheet (in pdf format), discussion questions (pdf),
and a student page.
- "Beans and Birds"
is another natural
- And "The Chips Are Down"
is yet another
natural selection simulation.
- "Mimicry: an Example of Adaptation"
uses edible materials to demonstrate how a mimic acquires survival
"Evolution by Natural Selection" lab
includes teacher prepartion notes
this peppered moth simulation
or try this peppered moth lab ,
contributed by Kim
- Do Mrs.
Rebello's "Natural Selection in
lab using Pepperidge Farm's
cheddar and pizza
- In the "Battle of the Beaks"
about adaptive advantage, based on beak function, by simulating birds
competing for various foods.
- In "Creating
carbohydrate solution with a protein solution, adjust the pH, and view
coacervates: amoeba-like objects, which change shape, flow, merge,
divide, form "vacuoles", release "vacuole contents", and show other
you are a member of NSTA, you can access "The Discovery of Jelly
an activity that uses jelly beans to
explore natural selection.