When Shape of Life partners with NOVA, it's an EVOLUTION LAB!

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NOVA just launched their new online game for exploring the history of life on earth-- and, they asked Shape of Life, along with the National Center for Science Education, Khan Academy, UC Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology and Cornell Lab of Ornithology to join forces in bringing an interactive digital tree of life game. NOVA's Evolution Lab contains two major components:

Bringing Science Class to Life

photo of Science teacher with students using laptopFeb. 24, 2014—Observing the schools of tots swirling through the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it’s easy to see that those wild little creatures are part of the animal kingdom. Thrilled by their marine counterparts, these youngsters are amped and ready to learn …science.

Unfortunately, America’s youth doesn’t seem to hold on to the thrill of scientific discovery in the classroom or, later on, career choice.

NSTA Portland Recap

photo of Ken Miller presentationOne of the best parts of our work is learning from science teachers. And, we certainly learned a lot about science teachers at the NSTA conference in Portland. Thanks very much for stopping by our booth and talking with us about your important work.

We loved the conference. We were particularly impressed with Ken Miller's presentation on evolution and climate change. You can check out his presentation, or view his interview with Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report.

We’re Getting Hip at NSTA Portland!

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One of the best parts of our work is learning from science teachers.  And, there will be no short-supply of educational opportunity for us at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Portland on October 23- 26, 2013.  

At booth #417 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, we’ll be showing science teachers our amazing short videos on the  rise of the animal kingdom that will take them on a never-before-filmed journey.