Evolution Activity: QR Code Stations

Grade Levels
9th - 10th
Resource Type
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  • Internet Activities
12 pages
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In this technology-based evolution activity, students will work independently to move around the classroom to learn about patterns of evolution and scientific evidence for evolution. QR codes are incorporated in each station to allow students to easily access the videos and articles onto their personal devices in order to then answer the questions. Links to all sources are included, in addition to the QR codes, for students who choose to work on a laptop. Topics covered include: convergent evolution, gradualism, punctuated equilibrium, speciation, evidence for evolution (from the fields of anatomy, paleontology, biochemistry, and biogeography), and common evolutionary myths and misconceptions. Editable station cards are included for you to customize for your classroom, if needed. This can function as a guided inquiry activity to introduce patterns of evolution and evidence of evolution after having covered an introduction to evolution and the principles of natural selection, or as a follow-up activity after discussing patterns and evidence in lecture.

*NOTE* Do not purchase if you have already purchased my Evolution Unit or my Biology Complete Curriculum Bundle because you already have this product!

How can I use this?

      • Real world application after teaching on evolution

      • Guided introductory activity to introduce patterns of evolution and evidence for evolution

      • Follow-up to patterns and evidence of evolution notes or as an extension to lecture

      • Engaging and meaningful sub plan

Why should I use this product in my classroom?

I love lab stations as a way for students to productively use technology as well as work autonomously in the classroom. Students get out of their seats and have the opportunity to use their beloved technology in a meaningful way. I love these lab stations in particular due to the way they make the content of evolution relevant to students and also address a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings students have regarding evolution, as it plays out in their lives. These stations are relatable to their everyday lives, making it engaging and interesting for students.

What is included?

      • 2 pages of teacher implementation notes (PDF)

      • 2 page student handout (PDF)

      • 2 page answer key (PDF)

      • 6 QR code lab stations, including an editable version (PDF and PPT)

How much class time will this take?

This activity takes two 50-minute class periods or one 90-minute class period.

What if I want more related to this?

This product is part of my Evolution Unit which is the sixth unit in my Biology Curriculum Full Year Bundle.

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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