Teaching Evolution


How We Got Here

A charming story, written by a father for his son. With original illustrations


Understanding Evolution  (off site)
An evolution web site for teachers. A collaborative project of the National Center for Science Education and the University of California Museum of Paleontology with support provided by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Academic freedom, creationism, and the meaning of democracy (off site)
Dr. Massimo Pigliucci

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science (off site)
From the National Academy of Sciences

Celebrate Darwin Day with the University of Tennessee Knoxville (off site)

Why Creation "Science" Must Be Kept Out of the Classroom (off site)

Where Creationism Fails, Teaching of Evolution is Central to Biology, Ethics and Science Policy (off site)

Methods of Teaching Evolution to Middle School Children (off site)

Neill's Geology for Kids (off site)

Good Science, Bad Science: Teaching Evolution in the United States (off site)
A state-by-state evaluation of the treatment of evolution in science standards.

Kids Science Links (off site)

Links to Science Education Web Sites  (off site)
Los Angeles Collaborative for Teacher Excellence

ON SCIENCE Home Page (off site)
George Johnson

Confronting Creationism in the Science Classroom  (off site)
John Prince M.Sc.,Dip.Ed.

Cal State Fullerton: Senior Seminar on Evolution
and Creationism
  (off site)
If teachers are looking for an extremely thorough database of important
evolution/creationism articles on the web, this is the site to visit

Skyline Technical High School Science Department  (off site)
The home page of the Science Department at Skyline Technical High School in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Astronomy for Kids (off site)
"The Universe is a place that is vast beyond imagining... There are several sections to the site... and all of them should be easily understood by kids of all ages. Grownups are welcome, too, as long as they promise to behave"

Scientists urge evolution lessons  (off site)
"The world's top scientists have joined forces to call for 'evidence-based' teaching of evolution in schools"

Enquiring Minds (off site)
"Enquiring Minds is an educational program sponsored by the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) and Skeptical Inquirer magazine"

Teaching Evolution in Mexico: Preaching to the Choir  (off site)
Antonio Lazcano

Creationism can be a topic in class (off site)
Graeme Paton, The Telegraph's Education Editor

"Pupils [in the UK] should be able to ask questions about the theory [of creationism] provided teachers emphasise it has 'no underpinning scientific principles', new Government guidance says."

Improving Evolution Education (off site)
Kevin Padian

Padian is a professor of Integrative Biology and curator in the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California at Berkeley, and president of the National Center for Science Education.

Resolution of the American Fisheries Society Concerning the Teaching
of Alternatives to Evolution
(off site)

Evolution Wins as Creationists (Accidentally) Switch Sides (off site)
Brendon Keim

Chem4kids (off site)
Includes sites on Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science and Physics

"Voices for Evolution"  (off Site)
"Voices for Evolution is a beacon for students, teachers, and the curious public who never knew the full extent that biological evolution is recognized and accepted among secular as well as religious organizations." Neil deGrasse Tyson