NOVA - The Evolution Lab
We produced approximately 12 minutes worth of instructional videos for NOVA labs’ Evolution Lab, an online educational tool to teach the basics of phylogenetics.
If you are reading this sentence, you’re presumably a member of the species Homo sapiens, one of somewhere between 5 and 100 million distinct types of organisms living on Earth today. Incredibly, the story of how you are related to all of those species––and millions upon millions more that have gone extinct over the 3.5-billion-year history of life on Earth––can be summarized in an enormous family tree. To help you explore this tree and understand the amazing mechanism behind it, we’ve created the NOVA Evolution Lab.