NCTE Resource Matrix

Curriculum Resources

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CD/Software
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Voyages Through Time www.seti.org "This program seeks to demonstrate how evolution can serve as an integrating theme." Joe McInerney
joemcinerney@genetic-medicine.org
Exploring Our Molecular Selves Human Genome Project
www.ornl.gov/hgmis/
"The CD contains two activities related to evolution: Genetic variation in populations which looks at the notion of race; and Using genes to trace human history." Joe McInerney
joemcinerney@genetic-medicine.org
BIRDD (Beagle Investigation Returns with Darwinian Data) On BioQUEST Library CD "Database. Students have explored hypotheses on sympatry/allopatry, character displacement, island biogeography, phylogeny construction, etc." Sam Donovan
donovans@beloit.edu
Biology Student Workbench On BioQUEST Library CD "Large bioinformatics set of tools and explorations with phylogenetic trees from sequences." Sam Donovan
donovans@beloit.edu
EVOLVE

On BioQUEST Library CD
fprice@hamilton.edu

"Population genetics computer simulation: selection (fecundity, survival); population size and genetic drift; migration." Sam Donovan
donovans@beloit.edu
Phylogenetic Investigator

On BioQUEST Library CD
Steven Brewer
UMass, Amherst.

"Software. Character states, polarizing characters, constructing trees. Also good for encoding data matrices to export to old freeware version of MacClade 2.1." Sam Donovan
donovans@beloit.edu
EcoBeaker Eli Meir
U. Washington
www.ecobeaker.com/
"Small version of whole software which was available from Sinauer and is now available directly from author. Good for individual based modeling."  
Endangered Species Lab Len Ginzbery
SUNY/Stony Brook
"Software simulation.. . .explore population dynamics of rare, endangered, threatened etc. categories [of species]. . ."  
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Laboratory Activities
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Examples of detailed, self-contained lab activities ready to use. Association of Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) "Organization devoted to sharing successful lab activities, at least some of which focus on evolution. Most entail students generating their own, real data sets." Martin Nickels
mnickels@ilstu.edu
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Modules
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EarthComm: Earth Systems Science in the Community

American Geological Institute
It's About Time Publishing
Phone: 1-888-698-8463
www.its-about-time.com/htmls/ec.html

"For High School. An inquiry-driven program based upon the National Science EducationStandards and funded by the National Science Foundation, the EarthCommcurriculum materials include a module entitled 'Earth System Evolution',which focuses on changes within the Earth system, including a chapter onevolution and extinction of life."

Mike Smith
msmith@agiweb.org
Investigating Earth Systems: Investigating Fossils American Geological Institute
It's About Time Publishing
Phone: 1-888-698-8463
www.its-about-time.com/htmls/ec.html
"For Middle School. An inquiry-driven program based upon the National Science EducationStandards and funded by the National Science Foundation, the Investigating Earth Systems curriculum materials include a module entitled Investigating Fossils, which focuses on the formation and useof fossils in deciphering the history of life on Earth. " Mike Smith
msmith@agiweb.org
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Textbooks
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MSST
2AHA
Green Version
Blue Version
Evolution: Inquiries Into Biology and Earth Science
Kendall Hunt
Kendall Hunt
Kendall Hunt
Everyday Learning
"BSCS Publications" BSCS
rbybee@hal.bscs.org
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Websites
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ENSIweb www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/ "An outgrowth of a series of NSF projects, Evolution and the Nature of Science Workshops for High School Biology Teachers. This website consists of scientifically-accurate and teacher-developed, classroom-tested lab activities focused on evolution." Martin Nickels
mnickels@ilstu.edu
KanCRN Collaborative Research Network kancrn.org "Engaging students in research to understand the nature of science. Students who understand the nature of science have much less trouble with evolution." Steve Case
scase@kancrn.org
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study www.bscs.org "BSCS has resources that focus on evolution and that integrate evolution throughout biology and other subjects." Joe McInerney
joemcinerney@genetic-medicine.org
DLESE
(Digital Library for Earth Systems Education)
www.dlese.org "The digital library is a growing resource for improving earth system education. Curriculum resources and databases that focus on biological and geological evolution can be put into DLESE to help K-12 teachers and undergraduate faculty improve their teaching of evolution." Mike Smith
msmith@agiweb.org
Explorations Through Time http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/
education/explotime.html
"An NSF funded project (in progress) producing a series of interactive, web-based educational modules that address topics such as fossils, the history of life, biological evolution, the science of paleontology and the scientific process. Designed for middle and high school students." Judy Scotchmoor
jscotch@uclink4.berkeley.edu
Learning from the Fossil Record www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/
Also in hard copy, available from the Paleontological Society
"A set of articles and classroom activities using paleontology to teach major concepts in science, including the nature of science and evolution." Judy Scotchmoor
jscotch@uclink4.berkeley.edu
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Inclusion within this matrix should not be considered a recommendation by either the UC Museum of Paleontology or the Steering Committee, as no systematic evaluation criteria have been applied.

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