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Kudos for Understanding Evolution


The Understanding Evolution web site -- a collaborative project of the University of California Museum of Paleontology and National Center for Science Education intended to provide "one-stop shopping" for evolution education -- is a recipient of a 2004 Science and Technology Web Award, given by ScientificAmerican.com. The citation reads in part, "From explaining evolution basics to finding common ground between science and religion, the site's friendly layout (a fitting, clickable timeline presented on a chalkboard) deftly leads instructors through each step of the process, including lesson plans, projects and potential pitfalls. Teachers just choose their topics of interest and grade level and receive tailor-made lessons for their specific needs. Evo-curious surfers from outside academia will benefit from the impeccable curricula of this resource as well."