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
Theory of Natural Selection Reading Exercise - distance learning
Natural Selection Reading Exercise - distance learning
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
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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.
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.
• 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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