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Classroom Resources for Your Inner Fish


We provide free classroom resources on subjects ranging from evolution to human health to the workings of the biosphere. We are pleased to offer educators materials to help you use elements of the Your Inner Fish series in your classes.

Your Inner Fish resources

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NEW! You can now stream the entire series of Your Inner Fish from the BioInteractive website (US and Canadian residents only).

Educators in North America can order a free copy of the Your Inner Fish DVD from the HHMI website.

Starring University of Chicago paleontologist and award-winning author Neil Shubin, the film Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods, provides a first-hand account of the painstaking search for Tiktaalik, a fossil fish with a mix of features common to fish and four-legged animals. 

Download the classroom guide to the series to see key concepts and curriculum connections.

Read the story of the search for Tiktaalik, as told by HHMI’s Sean B. Carroll. The short article “It’s a Fishapod!” serves as a supplement to the film and great non-fiction reading for the Common Core standards.

Explore the evolutionary history of different features of the human body with our new Explore Your Inner Animals interactive, based on footage from Your Inner Fish series. 

What do the features of a 4.4-million-year-old fossil skeleton reveal about our evolutionary history? Find out in this interactive Click & Learn featuring paleontologist Tim White, one of the scientists starring in episode 3 of the series.

Discover additional stories of the evolutionary process in action, with the award-winning The Making of the Fittest series of five short classroom films—from the rock pocket mouse to lactose tolerance.

The Origin of Species series tells us stories of the intrepid naturalists who have traveled the world, from the famed Galapagos Islands to the Malay Archipelago, in search of evidence for how new species form.