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  1. Misinterpretations of entropy and conflation with additional misunderstandings of the second law of thermodynamics are ubiquitous among scientists and non-scientists alike and have been used by creationists as...

    Authors: Joshua S Martin, N Adam Smith and Clinton D Francis
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:30
  2. A recent report from the Kentucky Department of Education summarizes and responds to comments from the public about the treatment of evolution in the Next Generation Science Standards, under consideration for ...

    Authors: Glenn Branch
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:29
  3. There is no place on Earth like the Galapagos Islands and no better destination to discuss the reality of evolution. Under the theme ?Why Does Evolution Matter?, the University San Francisco of Quito (USFQ), E...

    Authors: Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C and Avelina Espinosa
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:28
  4. Because human evolution is often a stumbling block for accepting evolution, creationist legends about paleoanthropology are persistent. Three such legends, according to which paleoanthropology is based on find...

    Authors: Glenn Branch and Eugenie C Scott
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:27
  5. Evolution is considered the unifying concept in biology and is also a key theory underlying many areas of human knowledge. Teaching evolution from as early as kindergarten allows children to better understand ...

    Authors: Rita Campos and Alexandra Sá-Pinto
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:25

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:5

  6. This research investigated the knowledge of the complex concept of evolution in a sample (n=1108) of final-year high school students of Rome. Particular attention was given to the evolution of Homo sapiens and to...

    Authors: Fabrizio Rufo, Marco Capocasa, Veronica Marcari, Enzo D’arcangelo and Maria Enrica Danubio
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:19
  7. People have preconceived notions about how the world works from personal experiences. When these notions are scientifically inaccurate they can encourage unintended learning outcomes. Thus assessing students’ ...

    Authors: Kristy L Halverson, Carrie J Boyce and Jill D Maroo
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:24
  8. The theory of evolution is the fundamental backbone to the discipline of biology, yet many students possess misunderstandings. The teacher is the most important school-based factor in student learning, and the...

    Authors: Aaron J Sickel and Patricia Friedrichsen
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:23
  9. Professional papers in evolutionary biology continue to host expressions in agreement with the pre-evolutionary metaphor of the scala naturae (the great chain of being), when contrasting ‘lower’ to ‘higher’ repre...

    Authors: Emanuele Rigato and Alessandro Minelli
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:18
  10. We describe a National Science Foundation-funded project called ‘Evolution Readiness’ that used computer-based interactive models as well as hands-on activities to help fourth grade students learn Darwin's mod...

    Authors: Paul Horwitz, Cynthia A McIntyre, Trudilyne L Lord, Laura M O’Dwyer and Carolyn Staudt
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:21
  11. Phylogenies are ubiquitous in college-level biology textbooks, yet many college students continue to struggle to interpret them correctly. Multiple activities and frameworks for teaching phylogenies have been ...

    Authors: Sarah L Eddy, Alison J Crowe, Mary Pat Wenderoth and Scott Freeman
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:13
  12. The purpose of this study was to investigate evolution acceptance among pre-service primary teachers who opted to study biology (n=35). In this part of their teacher training course they were introduced to the th...

    Authors: Shagufta Arthur
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:20
  13. The board game ACAGATATA simulates how randomness originates biodiversity. An individual (genotype ACAGATATA) produces offspring with a chance of error during DNA replication (mutation) at each generation, sho...

    Authors: André Eterovic and Charles Morphy D Santos
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:22
  14. Current university-level evolution instruction often suffers from a disjointed curriculum that separates molecular and ecological processes, at times omitting the former altogether. At the same time, national ...

    Authors: Peter JT White, Merle Heidemann, Miles Loh and James J Smith
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:17
  15. An in-depth understanding of the process and products of evolution is an essential part of a complete biology education. Phylogenetic trees are a very important tool for understanding evolution and presenting ...

    Authors: Aimee K Young, Brian T White and Tara Skurtu
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:16
  16. Darwin: A Graphic Biography provides a lighthearted, generally accurate, and overall delightful account of Darwin’s life and work in the form of a graphic novel.

    Authors: Glenn Branch
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:14
  17. Humanity is currently in the midst of a self-induced great mass extinction of plant and animal life that is having and will have profound effects on the future biological evolution of Earth’s species if enviro...

    Authors: Ron Wagler
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:9
  18. Informal education, especially if in collaboration with formal education, can be an important vehicle for communicating current research in science to the public as well as significant in drawing the young nea...

    Authors: Veronica Padovani, Carlyn S Buckler, Alessandro F Gualtieri and Alessandro Vescogni
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:7
  19. Biological evolutionary explanations pervade all biological fields and bring them together under one theoretical umbrella. Whereas the scientific community embraces the theory of biological evolution, the gene...

    Authors: Tony B Yates and Edmund A Marek
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:6
  20. Current reforms in undergraduate biology education are advancing research experiences in laboratory courses. Such experiences in evolutionary biology have largely been limited to microbial systems.

    Authors: Christopher W Beck, Lawrence S Blumer and Jakob Habib
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:5
  21. Computer-aided 3-D reconstruction of fossils, or virtual paleontology, is an increasingly common and powerful technique. It is now regularly used for research in paleontology, yet to date has impacted little o...

    Authors: Imran A. Rahman, Keith Adcock and Russell J. Garwood
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:458
  22. The creationist movements in Brazil, although considered weak, are on the increase. The Brazilian legislation neither imposes any objection in teaching evolution nor obliges the teaching of creationism as an a...

    Authors: Pierre R. Penteado, Karine F. Kavalco and Rubens Pazza
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:456
  23. The ability to understand and reason with tree-of-life diagrams (i.e., cladograms), referred to as tree thinking, is an essential skill for biology students. Yet, recent findings indicate that cladograms are c...

    Authors: Brenda C. Phillips, Laura R. Novick, Kefyn M. Catley and Daniel J. Funk
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:455
  24. One of the characteristics of science is its cumulative nature. As more discoveries are made and more is learned, we progressively come to a more and more complete understanding of the physical universe. Evolu...

    Authors: David Zeigler
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:454
  25. This multi-day exercise is designed for a college genetics and evolution laboratory to demonstrate concepts of inheritance and phenotypic and molecular evolution using a live model organism, Drosophila simulans. ...

    Authors: Caiti S. S. Heil, Mika J. Hunter, Juliet K. F. Noor, Kathleen Miglia, Brenda Manzano-Winkler, Shannon R. McDermott and Mohamed A. F. Noor
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:447
  26. High school science students are often unwilling to learn about evolution due to a perceived conflict with their religious beliefs. Other students are able to understand evolution despite the fact that they do...

    Authors: Ronald S. Hermann
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:446
  27. Biogeography is the discipline of biology that studies the present and past distribution patterns of biological diversity and their underlying environmental and historical causes. For most of its history, biog...

    Authors: Isabel Sanmartín
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:421
  28. Insights into the geography of life have played a fundamental role in motivating major developments in evolutionary biology. The focus here is on outlining some of these major developments, specifically in the...

    Authors: Bruce S. Lieberman
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:414
  29. Our understanding of the origin of species, or speciation, is sometimes viewed as incomplete, a “mystery of mysteries.” We in fact know a lot about speciation, especially when we consider its two basic compone...

    Authors: Robert M. Zink
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:411
  30. Invasive species are a major threat to modern ecosystems and cause billions of dollars in economic damage annually. The long-term impacts of species invasions are difficult to assess on ecological timescales a...

    Authors: Alycia L. Stigall
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:410
  31. While some marine animals are capable of traveling great distances, many have limited mobility as adults and spend the majority of their lifetimes in a small geographical area or may even be cemented to a sing...

    Authors: Jonathan R. Hendricks
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:406
  32. Species’ ranges are often treated as a fixed characteristic, rather than a fluid, ever-changing manifestation of their ecological requirements and dispersal abilities. Paleontologists generally have had a bett...

    Authors: A. Townsend Peterson and Bruce S. Lieberman
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:385

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