Evolution Complete Unit

Evolution Complete Unit
Evolution Complete Unit
Evolution Complete Unit
Evolution Complete Unit
Evolution Complete Unit
Evolution Complete Unit
Evolution Complete Unit
Evolution Complete Unit
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Evolution Unit. This unit includes a full lesson set for a complete introduction to evolution as well as accompanying activities.

Individually, these resources would cost $44 but by purchasing this bundle, you save 45%!

This unit contains:
- 4 Lessons
- 2 Lab Station Activities
- 1 Reading Comprehension Activity
- 1 Digital Scavenger Hunt Activity

Introduction to Evolution - 5E Lesson Bundle

Introduction to Evolution - A 5E Lesson Bundle for middle and high school students. Everything you need in one tidy package. This fully-editable, no prep bundle follows the 5E model and provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement it in your classroom. Each included resource is either completely or almost completely self-contained, meaning little to no classroom materials are needed. This bundle contains a mix of digital and paper-based resources and encourages collaboration and creativity at every turn.

Since 5E lessons provide differentiated instruction in their very nature, your students will complete the unit with an understanding of:
• Evolution
• Natural Selection
• Scientific Theories
• The Scientific Method
• Evidence for Evolution
• Charles Darwin
• Adaptations
• Fitness
• Biodiversity
• Other Mechanisms of Evolution
• Human Influence
• Human Evolution

Your students will also confront and overcome the following misconceptions.
• Evolution is just a theory
• Darwin had a eureka moment while in the Galápagos Islands
• Humans evolved from chimpanzees/monkeys
• No new information can be added to DNA through natural processes
• Evolution cannot be tested or confirmed
• Evolution results in progress; organisms are always getting better through evolution
• Individual organisms evolve during a single lifespan
• Humans cannot influence evolution
• The fittest organisms in a population are those that are strongest, healthiest, fastest, and/or largest
• All traits of organisms are adaptations
• Natural selection and evolution are the same thing

Explore - Introduction to Evolution - Lab Station Activity

This fully editable introductory Lab Station Activity on Evolution is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. This activity was designed for middle and high school biological science students. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students' knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.) but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

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This lab activity covers:
- Adaptations
- Peppered moths
- Evolution
- Natural selection
- Charles Darwin
- Scientific theory
- Human evolution

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Bonus Activities: To ensure your students don’t have any downtime between stations, your lab also includes a 10-word word scramble and word search, both with an answer key. You can use them as part of their mark, as a bonus so it’s not mandatory, etc. However you choose to use it, it will ensure that your students are always busy and never idle. Note: For stronger classes, I give the word scramble and for weaker ones, the word search.
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Explain - Introduction to Evolution - PowerPoint Lesson and Student Notes

This 43-slide PowerPoint lesson on Evolution begins by introducing the concept of evolution. It then covers what a scientific theory is, and the evidence for evolution before introducing natural selection, biodiversity, adaptation, and other mechanisms for evolution. The lesson closes with an overview of human influences on natural evolution.

There are 9 videos embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will automatically open in your browser. The lesson contains diagrams, examples, and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 9 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:
- What is Evolution?
- Just a Theory?
- Evidence for Evolution
- Natural Selection
- Biodiversity
- Adaptation
- Other Mechanisms
- Human Influence
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Elaborate - Introduction to Evolution - A Digital Scavenger Hunt Activity

Introduction to Evolution - A digital, device-based resource that will get your kids out of their seats, engaged, utilizing technology, and collaborating to solve real problems and test their knowledge. This activity works well across grades as a means of assessment, review, and/or instruction. This hunt was designed for middle/high school biological science students.

This activity is the coolest thing I've created and your kids are going to love it; mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.

Quick Disclaimer. In order to use this activity, your classroom must have at least 1 device per 3 students. Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Tablets will all work perfectly. The wording and delivery make this resource perfect for a wide range of grade levels. If for some reason you feel this hunt isn't perfect for your classroom, I'm happy to refund your purchase no questions asked.

The Content Includes:
• Evidence for evolution
• Vestigial traits
• Biogeography
• Comparative anatomy
• Scientific theory
• Natural selection
• Microevolution and Macroevolution
• Diversity
• Darwin's finches
• Adaptation

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Physical and Behavioral Adaptations Completed 5E Lesson Bundle

Physical and Behavioral Adaptations - Fully editable and Complete 5E Lesson. By purchasing this bundle you will save 53% vs. purchasing the individual components separately.

Lesson Objectives:
Throughout this 5E lesson, students will learn about:
• Adaptations
• Physical adaptations
• Behavioral adaptations
• Adaptations for specific habitats

Your students will also confront and overcome the following misconceptions.
• Natural selection produces perfection
• Organisms control how they adapt
• Natural selection gives organisms what they need
• All traits are adaptations
• The biggest and strongest organisms of a species are the best adapted
• All behavior is learned

Explore - Physical and Behavioral Adaptations - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

This fully editable Lab Station on Physical and Behavioral Adaptations is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students' knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.) but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This lab activity covers:
- Definition of adaptations
- Physical adaptations
- Behavioral adaptations
- Adaptations in plants and animals

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Explain - Physical & Behavioral Adaptations: Increasing an organisms chances of survival - PowerPoint Lesson

This lesson package on Physical & Behavioral Adaptations: How plants and animals adapt to increase their chances of survival - begins with an introduction on Adaptations. The lesson then moves onto Behavioral and Physical Adaptations with multiple inquiry activities built into the PowerPoint. Your kids will be encouraged to collaborate and perform a little research. This is a great time for them to take out their own devices or use classroom computers. If these aren't available, this section can be discussed as a class instead.

The package contains diagrams, examples, and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), 2 embedded videos and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- Multiple Inquiry Activities
- 2 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:
- Adaptations
- Physical Adaptations
- Behavioral Adaptations
- Adaption Inquiry
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Speciation - PowerPoint Lesson and Student Notes

This 31-slide PowerPoint lesson on Speciation begins by reviewing the concept of evolution. It then introduces speciation and the concept of a species before briefly covering natural selection and genetic drift, and explaining the four types of speciation. The lesson closes with a creative student activity.

There are 4 videos embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will automatically open in your browser. The lesson contains diagrams, examples, and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 4 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:
- What is Evolution?
- What is Speciation?
- What is a Species?
- Natural Selection
- Genetic Drift
- Speciation
- Four Types of Speciation
- Allopatric Speciation
- Peripatric Speciation
- Parapatric Speciation
- Sympatric Speciation
- A Fifth Type: Artificial Speciation
- Activity
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Evolutionary Mechanisms - PowerPoint Lesson and Student Notes

This 33-slide PowerPoint lesson on Evolutionary Mechanisms begins by reviewing the concept of evolution. It then introduces mechanisms of evolution before covering each one. The lesson closes with an activity to check students' understanding.

There are 9 videos embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will automatically open in your browser. The lesson contains diagrams, examples, and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 9 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:
- What is Evolution?
- Mechanisms of Evolution
- Natural Selection
- Genetic Drift
- Gene Flow
- Sexual Selection
- Artificial Selection
- Check Your Understanding

For Each Lesson

The student versions of the PowerPoints contain multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lessons. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.


For Each Lab Station

How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

Station 5 - Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real life application.

Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

Station 8 - Rest Station.

Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers.

Bonus Activities: To ensure your students don’t have any downtime between stations, your lab also includes a 10-word word scramble and word search, both with an answer key. You can use them as part of their mark, as a bonus so it’s not mandatory, etc. However you choose to use it, it will ensure that your students are always busy and never idle. Note: For stronger classes, I give the word scramble and for weaker ones, the word search.

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These resources are in .zip format. All that means is you download the lesson package as one file (.zip) and then double-click it to extract it. No additional software is needed, your PC or Mac will do all the work. If you are not 100% happy with what you purchase, I will refund your entire purchase price. To access the video(s), begin the slideshow and click the image of the video player. A new window will open up taking you directly to the video.

I also have a range of assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store. Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.

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