I love using computer simulations and games in my classroom but I find that if students don't have some type of accompanying worksheet they often breeze through the assignment and miss the objective. So I have created a number of student guides to provide teachers with evidence of student learning as well as analysis questions that are designed to deepen student thought and assist with classroom discussion. This assignment is student centered and after a brief explanation students will be working independently and with purpose.
This worksheet is a companion to the "All in the Family" PBS online simulation that can be found at the following link
This worksheet both walks students through the simulation and includes analysis questions that provide evidence of student comprehension of the Next Generation Science Standard MS-LS4-2
MS-LS4-2.Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.