Evolution: Teacher Links

Evolution Book Cover


This Evolution unit is part of SEPUP’s Issues and Science three-year Middle School program. Each unit of the program incorporates science and engineering concepts and practices with current issues.

Learning Pathway Diagrams for this unit:

Activity 7
Origins of Species

Galapagos Finch Evolution
Video about Peter and Rosemary Grant and their 40-year study of the Galapagos Finches.

Activity 12
Whale of a Tale

Whale DNA Evidence
Read about a study that revealed genetic evidence of how whales evolved from land mammals based on this paper.

NSTA Position Statement on the Teaching of Evolution

This document clearly states the importance of teaching evolution in schools as a major unifying scientific concept, provides background information, and appeals to teachers, administrators and local leaders to take informed and active positions on this issue.