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Many existing web resources serve as our inspiration or sources for content.

 

During the summer of 2016, IDEA will again host a workshop on Developing Inquiry-Based Lesson Plans for High School Evolutionary Biology, funded by the National Science Foundation.  Please check back for further information and to apply online. 

 

Understanding Evolution
     http://evolution.berkeley.edu/

National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) List of Curriculum Resources
       http://www.nescent.org/eog/curriculum.php

Shape Your Family’s Habits: Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices
     http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/feb2013/feature1

Michael Rose’s 55 Theses – A New Context for Health
     http://55theses.org/

Obesity in America
     http://www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/obesity/

Is Obesity a Disease?
     http://obesity.procon.org/

Obesity and Energetics Offerings hosted by the University of Alabama
     http://www.obesityandenergetics.org/

Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections (digital images)
      http://brainmuseum.org/

Trait Evolution on a Phylogenetic Tree
      http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/trait-evolution-on-a-phylogenetic-tree-relatedness-41936 

Stevan J. Arnold & Joe Felsenstein's Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics Course at NESCent:
      Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics 

Joe Felsenstein's Courses at the University of Washington:
      Evolutionary Genetics (Genome 453)
      Theoretical Evolutionary Genetics (Genome 562)
      Phylogenetic Inference (Genome 570)

Eric R. Pianka's Courses at the University of Texas:
      Evolutionary Ecology (Biology 357)

Online Statistics Education:
      An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study

 

 

 

Evolution Sites (various levels):

Guppy Guppy Evolution 

 

Organismal Biology/Physiology/Morphology & Evolution Videos (7-12):

FAIL LAB Episode One: Evolution

How Running Makes You High

 

 

Biochemistry Instructional Videos from Moof University (college): 

Biochemistry videos from Moof University

 

 

Mobile Apps:

Lizard Island: Observation

EarthViewer

 

Click & Learn Exercises:

Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences

 

Virtual Labs & Simulations:

Lizard Evolution

Avida-ED Digital Evolution for Education

 

Federal and State Standards:

California Common Core State Standards
     http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/

Next Generation Science Standards
     http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards 

 

Other Relevant Links & News:

Should tablets replace textbooks in K-12 schools? [http://tablets-textbooks.procon.org/]

Critics challenge MOOC leaders to a debate [By Keith Button, May 14, 2014] 

Using games to measure student skills [By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura, May 14th, 2014] 

How retired scientists can enhance science education where they reside [By Robert Collins, Cal Allen, and Barbara Schulz, July 29, 2014] 

 

 

Feel free to contact us with suggestions.

 

 

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Institute for the Development of Educational Applications
3371 Spieth Hall

Theodore Garland
Tel: (951) 827-3524
E-mail: tgarland@ucr.edu

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