This is a multi-genre research project in which students will create their own "primary source" documents to represent information about Charles Darwin, Natural Selection, and Evolution. (File Type: Word Document)
This lesson is used to teach the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standard) MS-LS4-6: Explain how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
The project is a multiple day assignment, in which students go through all portions of the research process. I allow students to take notes in any format they choose, as long as the information on the rubric is represented in their final submission.
This project enables creativity for students to represent their research. It is perfect for those who do not like writing papers or may want to be creative in their research approach.