Short Films on Evolution

One of Sean’s science education initiatives at HHMI has been to produce short films on science for the classroom. Working with highly accomplished filmmakers, Sean and the Educational Resources Group at HHMI are producing series of short (10-12 minute) films that tell an engaging story while presenting content central to biology curricula.

The first trilogy of films entitled The Making of the Fittest focuses on natural selection and adaptation. The films are available free for downloading, streaming, and on DVD through the HHMI Biointeractive website as are teacher resources for each scientific story.

Into The Jungle ( a paperback for students)

Into the Jungle invites students to step into the lives of naturalists who followed their dreams, and often risked their lives, to explore the unknown and who made some of the most important discoveries about how life evolved.

Just published and out in time for-and to celebrate-the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, Sean B. Carroll's Into the Jungle: Great Adventures in the Search for Evolution brings the science of evolution to biology students at any level, regardless of their college major or career path. Each of the nine stories in this brief reader chronicles the dramatic adventures of an influential zoologist, geologist, paleontologist, or geneticist on their path to some of the most important discoveries that have shaped our understanding of how life has evolved. Currently, Into the Jungle can be packaged for free-at no additional cost-with Pearson science textbooks

Holiday Lectures on Evolution (on DVD)

In December of 2005, Sean Carroll and David Kingsley delivered the 2005 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lectures entitled “Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads”. This set of four 40 minute lectures, geared for and delivered in front of a live audience of high school students examines the discovery of evolution, natural selection, genetics, paleontology, and human evolution.

Heavily illustrated, with many animations, the lectures are available via webcast, broadcast on the Research Channel and on DVD — FREE upon request, see below: