Designing an Evolution Website | STAO Connex by Ana Pereira Neves

Wix is a technology tool that allows students to design creative, engaging, and interactive websites using class content.

Technology Focus: Website Design using http://www.wix.com

Level: This tool provides teachers and students with many simple tutorials that highlight its features.  Some prior knowledge of website design is useful, but not required to use this tool.

Audience

Wix can be used in different units in the science curriculum as an assessment of learning tool.  This resource will specifically demonstrate the use of Wix as an assessment of learning tool in the evolution unit of the SBI3U course. Continue reading

Comparative Chromosomes – submitted by Laura Wodlinger

This is a great resource for teaching about chromosomal abnormalities for genetics and evolution at the same time. Students investigate differences between chromosomes (like inversions and deletions) of Humans, Chimps, Gibbons, and Orangutans to determine their possible evolutionary relationships.
Laura is chair of the STAO Secondary Curriculum Committee
Thanks Laura!!!!!

Origins Of The Anus – Earth Unplugged

We all have an anus, but there was a time in our evolutionary past when our distant ancestors did not. In this video, Maddie Moate talks you through the origins and why we have what we have. Subscribe to Earth Unplugged for more amazing animal videos Continue reading

How Did Dinosaurs Get So Huge?

Part of why we’re so fascinated with extinct dinosaurs it’s just hard for us to believe that animals that huge actually existed. And yet, they existed! From the Jurassic to the Cretaceous Periods, creatures as tall as a five-story building were shaking the Earth.

Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios

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