The American Biology Teacher magazine (NABT) called EVO a “must-have” while saying,”If you are fortunate enough to teach high school or college biology or evolution, this DVD is for you! Its 10 wonderful chapters (each running about ten minutes) provides a picturebook of evolution, crammed with remarkable images and well-known narrators.” The reviewer, Sandra Latourelle from SUNY Plattsburgh, goes on to say that ‘one of my students opined, “This video taught me more about evolution than my evolution course.’ “
The EVO Teachers Guide by Rodger Bybee and John Feldman is now available from NSTA Press (National Science Teachers Association). Click here to go there now.
The Teachers Guide is a set of ten lessons to complement the DVD, one for each question. The lessons are clearly written and in the 5E model and designed for high school biology. A brief explanation of the 5E model is given for those not familiar with the format.
Teachers can use the book/DVD as a short course, as activities to complement the regular curriculum or as a jumping off point for student research questions.
Some of the lessons ask the teachers to break the class up into groups of students, each with a DVD. To accommodate this Hummingbird Films is selling DVDs to teachers at a special price: 5 for $75.
What You Can Do to get your community talking about evolution and related topics. Use EVO as a guide and inspiration.
- Start a study group using EVO
- Organize a community workshop at your library or local community center on EVO: Evolution, Cooperation and the Environment
- Organize a community workshop at your library or local community center on EVO: Evolution and the God Question
- Ask your public library to order copies of EVO
- Tell your local science teachers about EVO