This PPT presentation is my introduction to my evolution unit. I usually begin by allowing small groups to come up with questions/misnomers they have and then lead the conversation to the Big Bang.
The presentation includes descriptions, evidence and explanations of:
- The Big Bang Theory
- The Formation of the Solar System (Spinning debris field)
- The Formation of the Earth & Moon (Collision theory)
- Primative Earth.
I have found that this presentation creates lots of discussion and questions that they students have, as much of this information is brand new to them. At the end I try to emphasize that all of this is theory but based on Evidence and that we will take that same mindset into the next lesson about the "Origins of Life".
Follow up activities include a graphic organizer & timeline.