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This Evolution and Geologic Time Scale Unit Bundle product includes four lessons, a pre-assessment or warm-up page, an editable unit cover to include your own state standards and word bank, editable multiple choice assessment with answer key, a project and more (74 printable pages)! Each lesson comes with Cornell notes, an activity, a presentation, and a mini quiz built into the presentation.
This unit bundle will engage your students in the following main ideas/vocabulary:
• Natural Selection
• Inherited Variation
• Struggle to Survive
• Successful Reproduction
• Charles Darwin
• Galapagos Islands
• Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
• Theory of Evolution
• Geologic Time Scale
• Precambrian Era
• Paleozoic Era
• Mesozoic Era
• Cenozoic Era
• Characteristics of primates
• Homo sapiens
★ Teacher guide: strategies and tips to help grade, organize, and use the interactive notebook with fidelity and confidence.
★ Student Notebook set-up: table of contents, score sheet, and notebook rubric. There is a filled-out table of contents and score sheet to help organize and pace teacher. Score sheet helps students keep track of their grades! Teachers will have stream-line grading too.
★ Unit Cover: Provides standards and benchmarks, a word bank with all vocabulary words, and pictures related to unit. An editable version is provided for states not using Next Generation Science Standards.
★ Anticipation Guide: Eight true and false statements to identify what students know, what they think they know, and what they will learn. A presentation (PDF and not editable) follows along printable lesson. An answer key is provided. Each anticipation guide question follows their according Cornell and presentation to review the answer and acts as a warm-up.
★ Cornell notes: Four Cornell notes are provided. There are three versions: filled, filled and underlined, and fill-in-the-blank for students to complete. A presentation (PDF and not editable) follows the Cornell notes and leads whole class, direct instruction. A summary section is included where students answer essential questions. A drawing section is made available for students to add their own drawings or pictures from the presentation. Each criteria is worth one point making each Cornell worth five points.
★ Activities: Four activities follow each Cornell notes in order to support and reinforce students' understanding of the content and provide students an opportunity to think critically by creating something new with the input received from the notes. There are five criteria: written portion, art, color, reflection component, and an “excellent." Each criteria is worth one point making each activity worth five points.
★ Presentations: Presentation guides direct instruction as students follow along and complete their Cornell notes. Presentation revisits anticipation guide statements at the beginning of the lesson and at the end (serves also as warm-up), has built-in mini quiz at the end of each lesson to check for understanding (5 multiple choice questions with answers), pictures to help learn the material, and starter sentences to support students complete the summary section of their Cornell notes. The presentation is a PDF and is not editable in order to secure clip art from other Teachers pay Teachers.
★ Special Assignments (labs, projects, etc.): All special assignments come with directions and rubrics. Templates for some special assignments are included.
★ Special Activities: Mind Map is a graphic organizer for students to creatively display their knowledge on the unit vocabulary. In addition, there is a lab simulation on natural selection!
★ Assessment: 20 multiple choice questions are included with answer key. A reflection activity follows giving students an opportunity to reflect on their understanding and studying skills. Socrative.com is a free site for teachers to use to upload questions for quick grading and data collection instantly!
★ Grading: For easy grading, simply circle missing components or stamp to designate full credit. It’s that easy--I don’t take any grading home and I’m out of the door when the bell rings after school!!
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