Understanding Evolution: your one-stop source for information on evolution
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Welcome to Understanding Evolution

Understanding Evolution is a non-commercial, education website, teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology. This site is here to help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time.

Here's an overview of what Understanding Evolution has to offer:

Evolution 101 Original content including our in-depth Evolution 101 course
At the heart of Understanding Evolution are our feature articles, highlighting all aspects of evolution science. Our content is written for a general audience — everyone will find something interesting to read. To give you an idea of the variety, we have:

Additionally, we've linked to valuable articles on other websites, reviewing what's out there and posting the very best.

Resource library Resource library
It's easy to find what you're looking for at Understanding Evolution. You can browse all of our content by topic, resource type or audience level. The best way to see everything available is by going to the main Resource library page. You can also go straight to browsing resources in our main topic categories:

You can also do keyword searches of the entire site from the search page.
Teaching materials Teaching materials
Our teaching materials are dedicated to helping teachers with the subject of evolution. We have classroom strategies, lists of concepts appropriate for different levels, lesson plans and more.
Evo in the news Evo in the news, and other updates
Every month we will post an Evo in the news feature on our homepage, providing easy-to-understand explanations of current issues.

We are also adding new feature articles to the site as we create them. If you'd like to be informed about site updates, you can subscribe to Understanding Evolution.

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