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Evolution Resources

Last updated: March 3, 2014

Challenges to the teaching of evolution continue in our state's schools (see "The Roseville Story" below). Recent attempts to have "intelligent design" and creationism taught alongside the theory of evolution, while not, perhaps, widespread, are nonetheless sources of much consternation for parents and science teachers who want their students to have the benefit of a solid, academically sound science education. CSTA has developed this resource packet for teachers and districts who find themselves confronted by attempts to introduce into science classrooms non-scientific ideas about the origins of life.

Free Resource! The National Academy of Sciences' latest publication on evolution, Science, Evolution, and Creationism, can be downloaded for free. http://www.nap.edu/sec. A printed copy can also be ordered from that site.

Free Evolution Poster Offer - Attn: High School Science Teachers,

How would you like to receive a FREE Evolution Wall Poster for your classroom? To apply for this five-foot wide, unique teaching resource, all you have to do is fill out a simple form, and while supplies last, we’ll send it directly to your school for display. Here’s what it looks like:

Click here to view poster

If you are interested in receiving “Earth and Life: Changes Over Time”, please visit the following link and complete the application.

http://www.the-brights.net/images/TeacherRequest%20Form.pdf

Resources for classroom and community:

» CSTA's policy statement on the teaching of evolution

» Questions for school board candidates

» The Roseville Story

» Typical "counter-evolutionary" strategies (from NCSE)

» PBS's outstanding 7-part series on evolution, including resources

» Constitutional and historical arguments

» Information and resources from Talk Origins website

» Interactive Documentary Experience that tells the story of human origin at BecomingHuman.org from the Institute of Human Origins

» CSTA Journals focusing on evolution available for purchase from the CSTA website

CSTA Evolution Partners

Visit the new UC Museum of Paleontology website Understanding Evolution

Find more "challenges to evolution" resources at the National Center for Science Education website.

Read about challenges to evolution in Kansas.