This Web site is based on a printed publication of the same title. The site includes materials not in the printed material, such as an animated tutorial about evoprints and an interactive page where students can compare gene sequences from many animals. Because high school teachers receive most of the limited number of printed supplements, this online version was created for people outside the grades 9–12 education community.
The supplement consists of five student lessons, which are accessed through the Teacherís Guide section of the Web site, and the mulitmedia student activities, accessed through the Web Portion of Student Activities page. The Web-based activities for students are only part of the curriculum. The lessons provide the framework for both the hands-on classroom activities and the Web-based activities that make up the curriculum.
Evolution and Medicine is a creative, inquiry-based instruction program designed to promote active learning and stimulate student interest in medical topics. It aims to help students develop these major science-literacy goals:
This curriculum supplement was developed with 11 NIH Institutes and Centers: National Institute of General Medical Sciences; National Cancer Institute; National Center for Research Resources; National Eye Institute; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institute on Aging; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; and the Office of the Director.
The following Web address takes you directly to the home page of the National Institutes of Healthís Office of Science Education, which provides access to a variety of resources for teachers and students, including NIH publications: http://science.education.nih.gov.
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