The Evolving Minds Project


The Evolving Minds Project teaches evolution by natural selection in 3rd grade classrooms. Elementary school teachers can request for free the research-based book about natural selection, How the Piloses Evolved Skinny Noses. Teachers can also download classroom simulation activity guides, materials, adaptation worksheets, and an assessment packet.

The project brings together the expertise of the developmental psychologists and learning scientists of the Child Cognition Lab at Boston University with the education scientists and curriculum design experts at TERC. Partnering with teachers, the project provides exciting research-based curriculum materials for teachers and students.

Project Team Members

Dr. Deborah Kelemen, PI
Lea Combette
Eli Elster
Aarti Bodas
Dr. Gillian Puttick
Sally Crissman
Sara Lacy