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View Resource Animal Diversity Web

This website provides access to "an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan." (Overview at
View Resource Biodiversity: Should it matter to me?

This lesson plan is designed to help students use what they know about speciation, extinction, and biodiversity to invesitgate how human activity affects biodiversity and possible solutions for sustaining biodiversity. Before starting the lesson, students read the interview "Speciation and Biodiversity (Feb. 2002) with E.O Wilson. The...
View Resource Bioinformatics: Whippo (whale evolution) Problem Space

Descriptions from the website: This problem space provides a collection of resources for going beyond the discussions of whale evolution presented in biology textbooks to look at how different types of data can be used to resolve this set of phylogenetic puzzles and to explore other related questions. In addition to providing some background on this topic the problem space has: ...
View Resource Biology 402 Recitation: Biological Race

The link to the Biology 402 recitation on biological race contains many resources. There are numerous articles provided on biological non-existence, genetic diversity, human pigmentation and skin coloration, and race in medical diagnoses. Handouts are provided for in-class assignments on the evolution of skin color and biological race. Also provided is a handout/article on discovering how you...
View Resource Connecting Concepts: Natural Selection Topic 1 - Defining Natural Selection

This unit aims to clarify the general misconceptions of natural selection: 1. "survival of the fittest" means only the strongest and fastest survive 2. natural selection is at random 3. an organism can evolve over its lifetime. In this interactive activity, students are asked to make decisions under the guidance from Charles Darwin. Lastly, students are asked to define natural selection by...
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