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Research Project One of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp is how the process of evolution actually unfolds. Abstract ideas about “the survival of the fittest” or “selection for a trait” rarely serve to provide students with an adequate understanding of the evolutionary process, so I ask students in my Evolution course to formulate their own questions about how evolution works and then test their answers using an evolutionary simulator. The guidelines for this assignment can be found here. Below are some of the best student Research Projectsthat I have received, downloadable as PDF’s:
Research Project © Andrew Krainer (Spring 2011) Research Project © Elysia Berman (Spring 2010) Research Project © Francesca LaManna (Spring 2010) Research Project © Marzena Marzouk (Spring 2010) Research Project © Anya Mizani (Spring 2010)
Although I no longer ask students in my Evolution course to produce creative projects based on concepts taught in the class, some of them do anyway. Below is a sample of some this work:
You can click on each of the images above to see the work in more detail. All of this work is used with permission of the students who produced it. Please respect the intellectual property rights of these students by not using their work without their permission. If you would like to contact any of the students who produced this work, contact me.