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Introduction to Natural Selection

Explanatory Models

Our Research

Learning Outcomes

Roadblocks to Understanding Natural Selection

Course Overview and Materials:

SECTION ONE: The Nature of Scientific Arguments:

Lesson 1A: Unit Overview:

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Lesson 1B: Sequencing Events (The Cartoon Activity):

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SECTION TWO: Comparing Explanatory Models:

Lesson 2A: Introduction to the Nature of Explanatory Models:

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Lesson 2B: Understanding Paley's Model:

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Lesson 2C: Understanding Lamarck's Model:

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Lesson 2D: Introduction to Darwin's Model:

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Lesson 2E: Comparison of the Models:

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SECTION THREE: Using Darwin's Model of Natural Selection:

Lesson 3A: Developing a Darwinian Explanation:

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Lesson 3B: Exploring Variation and Heritability:

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SECTION FOUR: Extending the Natural Selection Model to Anomalous Phenomena:

Lesson 4A: Monarch/viceroy Case:

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Lesson 4B: Pheasant Case:

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