Evolution Unit Bundle- supports distance learning

Biology Roots
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This NGSS aligned evolution unit plan takes your students on an adventure through evolution AND supports distance learning! From notes to the test, and all the fun stuff in between: reading exercises, labs, games, web quests, and more! Google Links are also included for most of the activities that have been adapted for online learning.

*Digital Files Included for activities that can be adapted for online learning.

This unit can be used as a stand alone curriculum or as part of an existing curriculum.

Included in this package:

Evolution Notes PowerPoint Presentation - distance learning

Charles Darwin Interview

Theory of Natural Selection Reading Exercise - distance learning

Modeling Evolution: The Charlie Shuffle

Natural Selection Reading Exercise - distance learning

The Hungry Games: A Game of Natural Selection

Evolution Task Cards - distance learning

Mimicry and Camouflage Worksheet and Presentation - distance learning

Evidence for Evolution Web Quest: Homologies and Analogies - distance learning

Evidence for Evolution Web Quest: All Things Evidence - distance learning

Homologous and Vestigial Structures Worksheet/Lab - distance learning

Evolution of Birds Reading - distance learning

Tricky Ticks: Pesticide Resistance - distance learning

Evidence for Evolution: Biochemicals - distance learning

Evolution Study Guide - distance learning

Evolution Quiz and Evolution Test Bundle

Do you also incorporate interactive notebooks into your lessons? I offer an evolution and natural selection interactive notebook. Or, you can check out this INB biology bundle, which includes the evolution INB plus 7 other sets for a discount!

This unit is NGSS aligned and meets the following standards:

HS-LS4-1. Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence, including molecular, anatomical, and developmental similarities inherited from a common ancestor (homologies), seen through fossils and laboratory and field observations.

Clarification Statement:

HS-LS4-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence that Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection occurs in a population when the following conditions are met: (a) more offspring are produced than can be supported by the environment, (b) there is heritable variation among individuals, and (c) some of these variations lead to differential fitness among individuals as some individuals are better able to compete for limited resources than others.

Clarification Statement:

• Emphasis is on the overall result of an increase in the proportion of those individuals with advantageous heritable traits that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment

HS-LS4-5. Evaluate models that demonstrate how changes in an environment may result in the evolution of a population of a given species, the emergence of new species over generations, or the extinction of other species due to the processes of genetic drift, gene flow, mutation, and natural selection.

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Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species. Emphasis is on determining cause and effect relationships for how changes to the environment such as deforestation, fishing, application of fertilizers, drought, flood, and the rate of change of the environment affect distribution or disappearance of traits in species.
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations. Emphasis is on using data to provide evidence for how specific biotic and abiotic differences in ecosystems (such as ranges of seasonal temperature, long-term climate change, acidity, light, geographic barriers, or evolution of other organisms) contribute to a change in gene frequency over time, leading to adaptation of populations.
Apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait. Emphasis is on analyzing shifts in numerical distribution of traits and using these shifts as evidence to support explanations. Assessment is limited to basic statistical and graphical analysis. Assessment does not include allele frequency calculations.
Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence. Emphasis is on a conceptual understanding of the role each line of evidence has relating to common ancestry and biological evolution. Examples of evidence could include similarities in DNA sequences, anatomical structures, and order of appearance of structures in embryological development.
Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four factors: (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment. Emphasis is on using evidence to explain the influence each of the four factors has on number of organisms, behaviors, morphology, or physiology in terms of ability to compete for limited resources and subsequent survival of individuals and adaptation of species. Examples of evidence could include mathematical models such as simple distribution graphs and proportional reasoning. Assessment does not include other mechanisms of evolution, such as genetic drift, gene flow through migration, and co-evolution.


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