Learn About Evolution and Phylogeny

Learn About Evolution and Phylogeny

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all organisms are related

All organisms are connected by the passage of genes along the branches of the phylogenetic Tree of Life. read more...

Featured Resources

The Arthropod StoryArthropod story

The Arthropod Story is an interactive investigation that takes you on a tour through the amazing evolutionary history of arthropods. The content of this treehouse is from Understanding Evolution.

The Ecology and Evolution of the Galapagos Finches

The Galapagos Finches are one of the most widely recognized examples of research in evolutionary biology.

Partner Projects

CIPRES Outreach
CIPRES has sponsored (or co-sponsored) three teaching modules for learning about phylogeny, freely available for use by educators. You can also view a CIPRES sponsored study investigating teaching with the tree of life.
Tree Thinking Group
The Tree Thinking site focuses on the use of a phylogenetic perspective for making sense of biology and contains excellent resources for understanding, promoting and implementing tree thinking.
Understanding Evolution
Understanding Evolution is a website for teachers and learners widely recognized for its excellence. The site contains lessons for k-12 classrooms, background information, strategies for approaching the teaching of evolution, case studies and interactive modules. The site is authored by the Understanding Evolution team at the University of California Museum of Paleontology.

Featured Links to Other Projects

PBS Evolution Project
The evolution project contains courses for teachers, online lessons for students and a variety of interactive modules for learning about evolution. For example, All in the Family is a Macromedia Flash based interactive tutorial on how evolutionary relationships are determined that emphasizes the differences between looking at superficial morphological characteristics and shared ancestry.
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