This lesson is based upon seven video segments that comprise an outstanding video entitled Learning and Teaching Evolution. The video segments can be found on the PBS website entitled Evolution.
The printed teaching packet I have developed contains the following:
1. Directions for teachers and students to access the video segments in either teacher-centered or student-centered (individualized) settings.
2. Student worksheet entitled Introduction to Evolution, written to accompany the seven video segments from the video entitled Learning and Teaching Evolution (PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DUPLICATE THE STUDENT WORKSHEET FOR YOUR CLASSES!)
3. Teacher’s answer key for the student worksheet
I have found this activity to be an effective, fun, and stimulating way to introduce the evolution unit in my beginning high school biology classes. The video segments never fail to generate questions and discussion from the students and the activity lays a solid foundation for the evolution unit.