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Featured curriculum article: Making evolution stick - Using sticky notes to teach the mechanisms of evolutionary change

Evolution and its mechanisms of action are concepts that unite all aspects of biology, but remain some of the most difficult for students to understand. With this hands-on activity students use a population of sticky notes to reveal the consequences of fundamental mechanisms of evolutionary change: natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow. The concrete and collaborative nature of this activity enables students to deepen their understanding of the mechanisms through which evolution occurs.

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Evolution: Education and Outreach promotes accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience. Evolution: Education and Outreach addresses the question of why we should care about evolution by exploring the practical applications of evolutionary principles in daily life and the impact of evolutionary theory on culture and society throughout history.

Targeting K-16 students, teachers and scientists alike, the journal presents articles to aid members of these communities in the teaching of evolutionary theory. It connects teachers with scientists by adapting cutting-edge, peer reviewed articles for classroom use on varied instructional levels. The journal features multi-authored papers written by teachers and scientists and offers teaching tools such as unit and lesson plans and classroom activities, as well as additional online content such as podcasts and powerpoint presentations.

Evolution: Education and Outreach:

  • Promotes accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience
  • Explores the practical applications of evolutionary principles in daily life and the impact of evolutionary theory on culture and society throughout history
  • Offers teaching tools such as unit and lesson plans and classroom activities, as well as additional online content such as podcasts and powerpoint presentations

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The archival content of Evolution: Education and Outreach can be accessed via SpringerLink

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