Charles Darwin’s birthday—also known as International Darwin Day—is February 12. Darwin was an English naturalist whose theory of evolution is one of the central concepts in biology.

To celebrate International Darwin Day, John Melville and the Vernier biology team have developed several resources that use Vernier products to help you investigate evolution with your students.

Experiments from Investigating Biology through Inquiry

1. “Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi” using Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer

Celebrate Darwin Day with Biofuels and Mushroom Habitats

2. “Evolution of Yeast” using Go Direct CO2 Gas Sensor

Artificial Selection: Inquiry Experiments with Yeast

3. “Introduction to Molecular Evolution”

Other Evolution-Related Ideas from Vernier