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Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes

Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes
Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes
Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes
Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes
Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes
Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes
Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes
Darwin's Theory of Evolution PowerPoint and Notes
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These 96 slides will captivate your students with stunning photos and diagrams to provide an in-depth study of the life and times of Charles Darwin, and the other scientists who contributed to evolutionary theory. These lessons on evolution detail the culture and beliefs of the 1800's and the historic travels of Darwin that led him to develop his theory of evolution. The PowerPoint covers all the topics you would expect from a traditional high school biology textbook, including natural selection, descent with modification, the fossil record, homologous structures, embryology, mass extinctions, adaptive radiations, and the many other patterns of evolution.

What is included in this product?
• A 96 Slide PowerPoint (Colorful and visually appealing!)
• 14-Page set of lecture notes for the teacher.
• 19-page guided notes outline for the student.

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PLEASE NOTE: This PowerPoint and Notes set is included in my money-saving "Evolution Bundle" which can be viewed by clicking this link.

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The Power Point is designed to hold the attention of your students. The 72 slides are bright and colorful and contain loads and loads of visually appealing pictures and images. Animations and transitions are included to allow you to control the pace of the lesson. This product also includes a set of notes for the teacher (14 pages) and a set of notes for the student (19 pages).

Your students are going to love using the outline as you teach. It allows the student more freedom to listen, think, and ask questions during note-taking. The notes are also perfect for students with disabilities or IEP's.


Topics covered are:
I. Introduction to Evolutionary Theory
• Biological Diversity
• What is a Theory?
• What is Evolution?
• Who “Discovered” Evolution?

II. Charles Darwin: A Brief Biography

III. The Voyage of the HMS Beagle

IV. Darwin’s Observations
• Enormous Number of Species
• Patterns of Diversity
• Fossils
• The Galapagos Islands
• The Journey Home

V. Ideas in Darwin’s Time
• A Time of Discovery
• Conflicting Views of Darwin’s Work
• An Ancient and Changing Earth
• Georges Cuvier
• James Hutton
• Charles Lyell
• Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
• Thomas Malthus

VI. Darwin Develops His Theory of Evolution
• When Darwin Returned Home
• What Changed?

VII. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution
• Common Ancestry
• Darwin Presents His Evidence
• Descent With Modification
• Artificial Selection

VIII. Evolution by Natural Selection
• Concepts of Darwin’s theory
• What is Natural Selection?
• Common Descent
• The Controversy
• Summary and Important Points

IX. The Evidence for Evolution
• The Fossil Record
• Geographic Distribution
• Homology
• Embryology
• Biological Molecules

X. Evolution in Action
• Selection Pressure
• The Peppered Moth
• Pesticide Resistance in Insects

XI. Patterns of Evolution
• Selection Pressure
• Extinctions
• Adaptive Radiation
• Convergent Evolution
• Divergent Evolution
• Coevolution
• Punctuated Equilibrium


This PowerPoint is appropriate for any biology student in grades 9 - 12. It can be used in first or second year biology classes.

Also included is a set of notes to accompany this PowerPoint. It includes a complete set of lecture notes for the teacher, and an outline of the notes for the students. Students will use the outline as the PowerPoint is being presented and will fill in the notes as the lesson is being taught.

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Total Pages
96 slides and 33 pages of notes
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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