Our Research

Evolution is generally not taught until adolescence and is very difficult to learn
(learn more about why here). 

However, our research shows that, when read a storybook about how a species trait evolved in response to an environmental change, children as young as five can learn about natural selection. They can also retain what they learn for at least 3 months (learn more about our storybooks and associated teaching materials here). 

Timeline

Click  on the years and pilose below to learn more about our research over the years!

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