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The Making of the Fittest

This series of short films has been crafted to engage students with memorable examples of the evolutionary process in action.

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Each film takes students on an adventure—from the postglacial lakes in southern Alaska to the deserts of the American Southwest, and from the icy Antarctic to the highlands of East Africa, where fascinating creatures and pioneering scientists reveal how the fittest are made. Produced by award-winning filmmakers, each film illustrates the role of mutation and natural selection in adaptation.

"By the time you have gone through the films and activities, you will have effectively covered the topic of evolution […] I highly recommend this series."

—Remy Dou, American Biology Teacher, May 2012