Science - Biology
Students will understand that biological diversity is a result of evolutionary processes.
Biology OER Textbook for Utah SEEd Standards
The Utah Science Open Educational Resources (OER) textbook project was started to bring Utah teachers together to create a resource that aligns to Utah core science standards. The Utah Science OER textbooks are not intended to be curriculum as they do not include labs, assessments, or a teacher guide with answers. They are intended as a reference material for students with content to support teachers classroom instruction and help make sense of science concepts found in standards. This OER textbook is also available in other languages at https://www.uen.org/oer/index.shtml.
This lesson uses the example of the Burrowing Owl to illustrate how human activities can control the fate of a species. Students look at examples of both negative and positive human impact.
research on dinosaurs, science, curriculum, history
Move along a time line and see how man has evolved.
Learn about each of the species of man.
Introduction to Evolutionary Biology
A very thorough explanation of the tenets of evolution. Also includes links related to the subject as well as creationism.
Introduction to Natural Selection
This lesson is an introduction to natural selection. A hands-on activity demonstrates how some traits encourage survival of certain species, resulting in a change in population.
Save the Moonflowers
What do you know about endangered species? In this lesson, you will learn how the botanical artist Margaret Mee's activities are helping markets save the rare moonflower.
Snakes of North America
If you need information and a picture of any snake found in our country, you'll find it here.
The Electronic Zoo
Click on the picture of the species you're interested in. You will be given a list of web sites where you can investigate.
The Tree of Life
This site is all about the diversity of organisms on Earth. It clearly illustrates the evolutionary tree of all life.
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