Practice authentic science while learning about the theory of evolution with this bundle! These unique activities will engage your students with 9+ days of exciting lessons that cover adaptations, natural selection, mutations that create new traits, speciation, evidence for evolution, and real-world applications. As the unit progresses, students can create their own explanations of antibiotic resistant bacteria and refine them as they gain new understanding. They will also collect data, analyze it, and use it to make predictions in an evolution scenario.
With plenty of opportunities for student creativity and curiosity, these activities ensure that students will be experiencing, rather than just hearing about, the content. In addition to labs and activities, this bundle comes with vocabulary resources including 15 word wall cards, a student vocabulary handout, and an active vocabulary review game. This vocabulary component to the unit with give students will get the support they need to engage with the content at a higher level.
These materials work well either with or without interactive science notebooks- pick whatever works best for your class!
The following activities and resources are included with this unit bundle:
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria: An evolutionary mystery for your students to solve
: This includes an introductory lesson, a summary chart for revisiting this topic throughout the unit, and a final project for students to explain how antibiotic resistant bacteria have developed through evolution by natural selection.
Evolution Word Wall Cards and student vocabulary handout
: Cards with and without definitions for every key evolution word that students will need to know to grasp the content.
Evolution Mix and Match Vocabulary Review Game
: get moving around the room while reviewing vocabulary!
Bird Beak Island: A natural selection scenario
- Students collect data in a lab, then use it to make predictions in an evolution scenario
Evidence for Evolution foldable and circle map
: gather information about the evidence, then create a creative display to solidify understanding of the new concepts.
Place your Bets Evidence for Evolution Review Game
: an exciting way to review and correct any student misconceptions
Summative unit test
designed to assess the content covered in this unit- Fully editable! Key included
**All activities included detailed teacher directions.
Over 10 pages of student examples will help you set clear expectations for your own students!
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Evolution Unit Bundle! by Katie MacDiarmid is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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