• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
Playing Evolution
This project aims to develop and test didactic activities to teach evolution to elementary schools’ students.
 

With this set of activities we hope to encourage young children to think about evolutionary processes making them understand that biodiversity results from a long evolutionary history.
Though biodiversity and hereditability are present in the Official Program for Elementary Schools, evolution and the concepts behind are not transmitted in the classrooms. This situation results from the absence of clear indications to explore evolution and from the lack of didactic material related to this theme. As the Official Program includes hands-on experiments on anatomophysiology, ecology or taxonomy and given that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution” (T. Dobzhansky), the kit developed under this project will create opportunities for teachers to teach evolution in Elementary Schools.

 

 

 

 

To find out more about this project, click here.

 

To download the book ‘As Borboletas da Floresta Amarela’, depicting the activities (PT only), click here.

 

Team
Alexandra Sá Pinto (CIBIO-InBIO)
Rita Campos (CIBIO-InBIO)

 

Dates
2011

 

Participant Institutions and Partners

CIBIO-InBIO

 

Funded by
European Society for Evolutionary Biology and Society for the Study of Evolution

Posted in 2014-06-18