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Classroom Activities: Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees


Construct evolutionary trees by sorting seashells. To accompany the lecture series Exploring Biodiversity: The Search for New Medicines and the Sorting Seashells Click and Learn interactive.

The seashell phylogeny and evolution activity is an interactive online activity that can be done in class or assigned as homework. The Teacher's Guide describes supporting resources that can be used to teach students about seashells and a pre-activity exercise that uses the downloadable picture cards to familiarize students with the concept of sorting organisms.

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