EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 10, Special Issue 1, 2018
The Human Evolution Teaching Materials Project: A Case for the Incorporation of 3D Prints into K-12 Science Curricula
Selba, M. C.
Finding ways to effectively teach human evolution to high school and middle school students remains a persistent challenge in the field of K-12 education. Lack of up-to-date resources, apprehension about presenting potentially polarizing subject material, and time constraints are just some of the reasons that educators choose to forgo the teaching of human evolution. The Human Evolution Teaching Materials Project (HETMP) provides free resources for middle and high school educators to facilitate the inclusion of human evolution into existing science curricula. HETMP was designed to help teachers generate 3D models of hominid fossil crania and provide accompanying lesson plans, increasing access to ‘hands-on’ learning materials. In doing so, HETMP aims to break down some of the barriers against the inclusion of human evolution in classrooms across the country and change the current implementation of K-12 evolution education nationwide.
How to cite this article:
Selba, M. C. (2019). The human evolution teaching materials project: A case for the incorporation of 3d prints into k-12 science curricula. The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 10, Sp. Iss. (1), 43-48.