Category Archives: Education

Which Came First, Our Thumbs Or Our shoulders?

Which came first in the fossil record — our thumbs or our shoulders?  Find out by visiting Evolution Mosaic, a new educational website about human origins.  This was Betsy Lawlor’s sabbatical project for 2008-2009.

The site address is http://elearn.mtsac.edu/elawlor/mosaic

Evolution Mosaic aims to teach the concept of mosaic evolution — different body parts evolved at different times due to different selective pressures — and to make it accessible to Grades 6 through college by nesting more complex material in pull-down panels.

I hope you enjoy it, learn from it, and share it with anyone you think might be interested.

Looking forward to your comments.

Four California Schools Named EPA Priority for Monitoring Toxic Outdoor Air Pollution

Is your school on this list?

62 schools in 28 states selected in national initiative

SAN FRANCISCO – In an unprecedented effort to help protect children from toxic air pollution around schools, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced that four California schools will be among the schools that will undergo outdoor air monitoring. Continue reading Four California Schools Named EPA Priority for Monitoring Toxic Outdoor Air Pollution