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ERIC Number: ED439008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 155
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-941212-15-7
Investigating Evolutionary Biology in the Laboratory.
McComas, William F., Ed.
This document presents a collection of useful laboratory-based activities for teaching about evolution. Some of the activities in this monograph are previously unpublished exercises, some are new versions of well-known labs, a few make useful classroom demonstrations, and several require somewhat sophisticated equipment. As a group, the activities allow biology teachers to illustrate most aspects of the Darwin-Wallace model of evolution and natural selection by choosing an appropriate activity from each section. Sections include: (1) Introduction; (2) Evidences of Evolution; (3) General Evolutionary Principles; (4) Variation within the Species; (5) Biotic Potential and Survival; (6) Adaptation; (7) Simulating Natural Selection; (8) Proposing Phylogenies; and (9) The New Evolutionary Synthesis. (Contains a glossary and 116 references.) (WRM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Biology Teachers, Reston, VA.