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How are all of the species living on Earth today related? How does understanding evolutionary science contribute to our well-being? In this course, participants will learn about evolutionary relationships, population genetics, and natural and artificial selection. Participants will explore evolutionary science and learn how to integrate it into their classrooms....
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Dates limites flexibles

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Recommandé : 5-8 hours/week

Approx. 12 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Romanian

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

1

Section
Clock
1 heure pour terminer

Course Introduction

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Reading
1 vidéo (Total 3 min), 3 lectures
Video1 vidéo
Reading3 lectures
Course Overview10 min
Syllabus10 min
Resources10 min
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Introduction and Darwin's First Great Idea - The Tree of Life

The first module of the course introduces Charles Darwin’s revolutionary concept of a “tree of life” depicting the evolution of all life from a common ancestor; how evolutionary trees depict relationships among organisms; and how new species are formed. You will explore resources for discovering and addressing student misconceptions about evolution. ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 48 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Species, Speciation, and the Tree of Life: Part 19 min
Species, Speciation, and the Tree of Life: Part 214 min
Teaching Evolutionary Science8 min
Reading3 lectures
Charles Darwin's Evidence for Evolution10 min
Thinking About Evolution: A Systematist's Perspective10 min
Building the Tree of Life10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Phylogenetic Trees Practice Quiz6 min
Module Two Quiz20 min

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Section
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4 heures pour terminer

Darwin's Second Great Idea - Adaptation via Natural Selection

You will learn about Darwin’s second breakthrough: that adaptation via natural selection is the basic mechanism of evolution. You’ll go behind the scenes with Dr. Cracraft to see how evolutionary biologists use the Museum’s collections. Lastly, you’ll choose a topic from the course and explain how to use it as empirical evidence that supports common ancestry and biological evolution. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 84 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Co-Evolution: Part 113 min
Co-Evolution: Part 27 min
A Visit to the Ornithology Collections4 min
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards15 min
Building Phylogenetic Trees17 min
Peer-Graded Assignment: Evidence for Evolution7 min
Reading1 lecture
Basic Processes of Evolution10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module Three Quiz20 min

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1 heure pour terminer

The History of Life

You will learn about the role of extinction in evolution, and find out what the relatedness of major groups of living things reveals about the history of life. You’ll also watch videos of scientists at work and learn how to use them in your classroom. ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 49 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Extinction and Evolution16 min
Science Bulletins: Evolution in Action9 min
Using Science Stories to Teach Evolution9 min
Reading2 lectures
The History of Life on Earth10 min
What Does Evo-Devo Tell Us About Evolution?10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module Four Quiz20 min

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Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Human Evolution

This module explores the rich variety of hominids on the tree of life, along with how and when different human species - including Homo sapiens - migrated around the world. You’ll also learn strategies for teaching evolution in culturally diverse classrooms. ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 46 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
H. neanderthalensis, H. sapiens and the Peopling of the World15 min
Science Bulletins: Expedition Rusinga7 min
Teaching Evolution8 min
Reading3 lectures
From Apes to Humans10 min
Human Evolution and the Emergence of Our Species10 min
How Evolution Saves Lives and Promotes Prosperity10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module Five Quiz20 min
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1 heure pour terminer

Course Conclusion

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Reading
1 vidéo (Total 2 min), 3 lectures
Video1 vidéo
Reading3 lectures
Resources10 min
Opportunities for Educators10 min
Support AMNH10 min
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Meilleurs avis

par GGAug 31st 2017

A very interesting and comprehensive course. I would reccomend you write down your answers to the quizzes, because there were some slight glitches. Overall a very good course.

par CEAug 17th 2015

Very interesting, Loved the detail and course work, cant wait to do another on from the AMNH. Thank you for a well put together course.

Enseignants

Joel Cracraft, Ph.D.

Chair and Lamont Curator
Division of Vertebrate Zoology

David Randle, Ph.D.

Senior Manager of Professional Development
Education Department

À propos de American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition....

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