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Adventures in Evolution: A Fun Exploration in Science
In this 8-week course, we will explore a basic introduction to evolution and its concepts
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$19 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
55 minutes per class
The course includes readings, lectures, and discussions. Evolution is the unifying concept in modern biology. Theodosius Dobzansky's statement in 1973 that "nothing makes sense in biology except in the light of evolution" is amongst the most profound ever made. Our focus in this course is to understand major evolutionary phenomena. Because these often occur over vast amounts of time and space, they are sometimes difficult to grasp. For many organisms, seasonal weather patterns (fall,...
Students will learn the basics of evolution.
I am a teacher have taught in High School science internationally for over 15 years. I also hold a masters in evolutionary psychology and social psychology from the University of Staffordshire.
All content will be referenced from this sources: ----------- Darwin, C. 1859. On the Origin of Species. London: John Murray (always seek out the first edition, facsimile version, and avoid later editions). Dobzhansky, T. 1937. Genetics and the Origin of Species. New York: Columbia Univ. Press (there are several later editions, and the title changed in the last). Fisher, R. A. 1930. The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press (there is a later edition). Hennig, W. 1966. Phylogenetic Systematics. Urbana: Univ. Illinois Press (an English translation of a book published earlier in German). Mayr, E. 1942. Systematics and the Origin of Species. New York: Columbia Univ. Press (there is a later edition, with a different title). Schmalhausen, I. I. 1949. Factors of Evolution. Philadelphia: Blakiston (publication of this book, written in the early 1940's, was delayed because of war, and then the translation from Russian to English was also delayed; it has been reprinted by Univ. Chicago Press). Simpson, G. G. 1944. Tempo and Mode of Evolution. New York: Columbia Univ. Press (again, there is a later edition, with a different title).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All content will be age relevant.
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I am a creative, outgoing experienced teacher and professional tutor, and comedian. I have worked and lived in England, India, Iceland, and many other places in the world. I am a big-believer In making education fun and also working to each...