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Section 7
Evolution

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm, Section 7: Evolution.


Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about the Burgess Shale, visit the following web sites:

    Burgess Shale, Yoho National Park of Canada, NASA
    Provides a satellite image of the Burgess Shale.

    Discover the Burgess Shale, The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation
    Examines the Burgess Shale fossils and their related geology.

    The Burgess Shale, University of California Museum of Paleontology
    Describes the Cambrian animal fossils of the Burgess Shale.

  2. To learn more about Charles Darwin, visit the following web sites:

    Charles Darwin – Biography, The European Gradual School
    Background information on Charles Darwin and his scientific work.

    Charles Darwin, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Looks at the life of Charles Darwin and how his ideas developed.

  3. To learn more about a modern mass extinction event, visit the following web sites:

    Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived?,  University of California at Berkley
    Examines the modern global mass extinction as the result of climate change and human activities.

    The sixth mass extinction, University of Connecticut
    Looks at the current human-caused mass extinction event.

    Speciation and Mass Extinction, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Overview of mass extinctions and the formation of new species.

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Resources

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

Evolutionary Change

Understanding Evolution, University of California at Berkley
In-depth coverage of the science of evolution.

Fossil Succession, USGS
Explain changes in life forms, as found in the fossil record, in terms of evolution.

15 Evolutionary Gems, Nature Publishing Group
Provides 15 examples that illustrate the breadth, depth and power of evolutionary thinking.

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