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How are all of the species living on Earth today related? How does understanding evolutionary science contribute to our well-being? In this course, participants will learn about evolutionary relationships, population genetics, and natural and artificial selection. Participants will explore evolutionary science and learn how to integrate it into their classrooms....
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1 hora para concluir

Course Introduction

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Reading
1 vídeo (Total de 3 min), 3 leituras
Video1 vídeos
Reading3 leituras
Course Overview10min
Syllabus10min
Resources10min
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2 horas para concluir

Introduction and Darwin's First Great Idea - The Tree of Life

The first module of the course introduces Charles Darwin’s revolutionary concept of a “tree of life” depicting the evolution of all life from a common ancestor; how evolutionary trees depict relationships among organisms; and how new species are formed. You will explore resources for discovering and addressing student misconceptions about evolution. ...
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 48 min), 3 leituras, 2 testes
Video4 videos
Species, Speciation, and the Tree of Life: Part 19min
Species, Speciation, and the Tree of Life: Part 214min
Teaching Evolutionary Science8min
Reading3 leituras
Charles Darwin's Evidence for Evolution10min
Thinking About Evolution: A Systematist's Perspective10min
Building the Tree of Life10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Phylogenetic Trees Practice Quiz6min
Module Two Quiz20min

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4 horas para concluir

Darwin's Second Great Idea - Adaptation via Natural Selection

You will learn about Darwin’s second breakthrough: that adaptation via natural selection is the basic mechanism of evolution. You’ll go behind the scenes with Dr. Cracraft to see how evolutionary biologists use the Museum’s collections. Lastly, you’ll choose a topic from the course and explain how to use it as empirical evidence that supports common ancestry and biological evolution. ...
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 84 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video7 videos
Co-Evolution: Part 113min
Co-Evolution: Part 27min
A Visit to the Ornithology Collections4min
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards15min
Building Phylogenetic Trees17min
Peer-Graded Assignment: Evidence for Evolution7min
Reading1 leituras
Basic Processes of Evolution10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module Three Quiz20min

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The History of Life

You will learn about the role of extinction in evolution, and find out what the relatedness of major groups of living things reveals about the history of life. You’ll also watch videos of scientists at work and learn how to use them in your classroom. ...
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 49 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video4 videos
Extinction and Evolution16min
Science Bulletins: Evolution in Action9min
Using Science Stories to Teach Evolution9min
Reading2 leituras
The History of Life on Earth10min
What Does Evo-Devo Tell Us About Evolution?10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module Four Quiz20min

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Human Evolution

This module explores the rich variety of hominids on the tree of life, along with how and when different human species - including Homo sapiens - migrated around the world. You’ll also learn strategies for teaching evolution in culturally diverse classrooms. ...
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4 vídeos (Total de 46 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video4 videos
H. neanderthalensis, H. sapiens and the Peopling of the World15min
Science Bulletins: Expedition Rusinga7min
Teaching Evolution8min
Reading3 leituras
From Apes to Humans10min
Human Evolution and the Emergence of Our Species10min
How Evolution Saves Lives and Promotes Prosperity10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module Five Quiz20min
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1 hora para concluir

Course Conclusion

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1 vídeo (Total de 2 min), 3 leituras
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Reading3 leituras
Resources10min
Opportunities for Educators10min
Support AMNH10min
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Melhores avaliações

por GGAug 31st 2017

A very interesting and comprehensive course. I would reccomend you write down your answers to the quizzes, because there were some slight glitches. Overall a very good course.

por CEAug 17th 2015

Very interesting, Loved the detail and course work, cant wait to do another on from the AMNH. Thank you for a well put together course.

Instrutores

Joel Cracraft, Ph.D.

Chair and Lamont Curator
Division of Vertebrate Zoology

David Randle, Ph.D.

Senior Manager of Professional Development
Education Department

Sobre American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition....

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