Human evolution

By Tuesday, April 13, 2010 , 0

If you have not seen the "...made easy" series of Youtube videos then you must. They are interesting, informative and helpful in reviewing the topics of Evolution (general) and Human evolution. Below them I have some excellent links that students can process in class / at home and a graphic I gave my students today so that they develop a greater understanding of the step by step progression in what is known of the evolution of Homonids. R_RXX7pntr8 7w57_P9DZJ4 MCayG4IIOEQ wDknzZ9b6rg My graphic Trends illustrated by human ...

NATIONAL DNA DAY – APRIL 23rd

National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix. It presents an excellent opportunity for Grade 12 students to review DNA / biotechnology and Grade 11 students to develop and extend their understanding of the relevant concepts. I have scanned several sites and incorporated direct links resources here that I think ...

Practical skills required for culturing micro-organisms

By Tuesday, March 23, 2010 , 0

Students will learn about one of the important mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance spreads between bacteria, which should help them to understand the process of evolution. Teachers may use this practical to lead into discussions around contemporary issues in biomedicine and genetics such as the prevalence of antibiotic resistance. Even if you're not eligible for a free kit, you can download the accompanying notebook. It will tell you everything you need to know to do the experiment in your school.

Is evolution responsible for our ailments?

By Monday, March 15, 2010 , 0

  Evolution, the theory goes, guarantees survival to the fittest. But can we blame evolution for some of today's most pressing health problems, such as cancer, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease? Link to article 85diEXbJBIk Evolution cont... A 2009 Gallup poll found that 44% of Americans believe that God created human beings in their present form within the past 10,000 years. Many of them also think the human body is perfectly designed. Come to think of it, isn't Evolution just a theory anyway?