My Chicago colleague Neil Shubin is about to host a three-part PBS series on his book Your Inner Fish and its explication of the evolutionary origin of the human body. As the new website notes:
Have you ever wondered why the human body looks the way it does? Why our hands have five fingers instead of six? Why we walk on two legs instead of four?
It took more than 350 million years for the human body to take shape. How did it become the complicated, quirky, amazing machine it is today?
Your Inner Fish delves deep into the past to answer these questions. Premiering Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the three-part series reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth.
The site has a lot of stuff; you can find the trailer and 15 education clips, for instance, here, and teacher/classroom resources are here. There are also many other scientists involved who will talk about vertebrate evolution (you can see their bios here).
This will be one to watch if you have any interest in evolution. And be sure to bring the kids!