Discovering Australia's evolutionary past
Plate tectonics (Volcano World, University of North Dakota, USA)
Plate tectonics at a glance students learn about the layers of the earth and the concepts of continental drift, sea-floor spreading and plate tectonics.
Activities and teaching suggestions for plate tectonics provides a number of activities on plate tectonics, including 'Illustrating the
layers of the earth' and 'Plate tectonics and the scientific method'.
Science by email (CSIRO, Australia)
Try this: Pancake peaks edible earth science activity that demonstrates the basic concepts of plate tectonics.
Daily lesson plans (New York Times, USA)
Fantastic fossil students learn and discuss about the impact of a transitional animal on the evolution theory.
Science NetLinks (American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA)
Fossils and geologic time students are introduced to the major time periods in Earth's history, and the use of fossils to help with understanding this history.
The history of evolutionary theory students are introduced to the concept of evolution and examine the arguments in support of this theory.
Comparing theories: Lamarck and Darwin students compare Lamarck's and Darwin's evolution theories.
Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (USA)
Making Cladograms provides students with an introduction to building cladograms.
Posted October 2007.