Tree of Life Explorer

Here’s a resource that every science teacher (and others) are going to want to bookmark because I can see so many uses for it with them. It’s called the OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer and it’s so powerful and yet so humbling at the same time.

An interactive map of the evolutionary links between all living things known to science. Discover your favourites, see which species are under threat, and be amazed by the diversity of life on earth., December 14, 2021

Be prepared to do a lot of zooming and moving around.

If you follow one of the links in the window when you land at the site, you’ll be dropped into the middle of life, somewhere. Exploring around there is hugely interesting. And why wouldn’t it be. The website brags that it has identified and placed 2,235,322 species on the tree, many with images.

This is a huge resource and each time I find something of particular interest, I’m off in another direction. I love it when a resource is that comprehensive.

There is a section specifically devoted to education including instructions about installing it locally. You owe it to yourself to look through the site and then, of course, start exploring.

3 thoughts on “Tree of Life Explorer

  1. Hmmm … this might be an interesting way to extend the interest that our kids have with the trees in our school yard. We could look more at species that benefit from trees. I need to check out this link. Thanks Doug!



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