© William C. Ratcliff 2013
Here you will find all of our electronic media for the lab, including the suggested readings.
Links and downloads
Complete lab packet
Ratcliff, W.C., A. Raney, S. Westreich, and S. Cotner. 2014. A
novel laboratory activity for teaching about the evolution of
multicellularity. The American Biology Teacher, 76: 81-87.
Ratcliff WC, Denison RF, Borello M & Travisano M (2012)
Experimental evolution of multicellularity, Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, 109(5), pp. 1595-600
Grosberg RK, Strathmann RR (2007) The evolution of
multicellularity: A minor major transition? Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol.
Syst., 38, pp. 621-54.
Szathmary, Eors, and J. Maynard Smith. "The major transitions in
evolution." Nature 374 (1995): 227-232.
Seeley, Thomas D. "The honey bee colony as a superorganism."
American Scientist 77.6 (1989): 546-553. (Available in the
‘complete lab packet’ download.)
Moeller, D.A. “Reading and analyzing a scientific article.”
Video protocol for staining
yeast with Congo red and
Video protocol for growing
yeast from spores
Great websites about teaching evolution
National center for case study teaching in science
PBS’s evolution for teachers site
BEACON center for evolution in action
This zip file contains all of our teaching
materials, as well as .docx versions of our
labs (these are easier to customize).