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Flammer, Larry – American Biology Teacher, 2013
Students compare banding patterns on hominid chromosomes and see striking evidence of their common ancestry. To test this, human chromosome no. 2 is matched with two shorter chimpanzee chromosomes, leading to the hypothesis that human chromosome 2 resulted from the fusion of the two shorter chromosomes. Students test that hypothesis by looking for…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evolution, Paleontology, Genetics
Flammer, Larry – American Biology Teacher, 2010
Here's a relatively concrete activity to teach the large numbers representing evolutionary deep time.
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods
Flammer, Larry – American Biology Teacher, 2006
Surveys reveal that many in our society have an inadequate and inaccurate understanding of evolution (Alters & Alters, 2001). Much of this can be traced directly to popular misconceptions about the nature of science. This, in turn, can be linked to misrepresentation by those opposed to evolution, although inadequate or ineffective treatment by ill…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Conflict, Misconceptions