This 16 page resource is a lesson plan with many parts to be used with the Evolve dvd series. This lesson plan focuses on the episode "Guts" - which is about the digestive system, and how it has evolved from early life on Earth through modern humans. This video might be used during Anatomy units in Biology, as a guide to specific digestive functions for an Anatomy course, or to compare digestive systems in a comparative class like Zoology. Teachers may mix and match different parts of the activity as it is most helpful for their own classroom.
1. Video Questions: This is a traditional video worksheet. Students have 28 questions to answer. Questions are divided on the worksheet by DVD section headings, so students can help keep track of where they are as they answer questions. This could be used as a substitute lesson plan.
-Answer key included with possible student answers
2. Brainstorming: This is loosely based on a 3-column K-W-L notes chart. The worksheet has 3 columns for students to brainstorm and write ideas PRIOR to watching the video. Students are asked specific questions about their background knowledge about their own digestive tracts and the digestive tracks of animals.
3. 2 Student Notes Focuses: This is a worksheet that allows students to directly take notes from the video. There are focusing ideas and a key question listed at the top of the notes page. Students are instructed to watch the video for ideas and evidence that relate to their focus topic, and take specific notes on those ideas.
-There are 2 focus questions. One question is a more basic idea that would be good for general populations, like Biology. The second question asks students to focus in more specifically on one unique digestive system, and would be good to be used with an upper level class like pre-AP Biology, AP Biology, or Zoology.
4. C-E-R Pre-Writing Outline: This worksheet is a graphic organizer to help students organize their notes to answer a question. Students are prompted to use the C-E-R format to create a Claim, state 3 pieces of Evidence, and use Reasoning to explain how their evidence supports their Claim.
5. C-E-R Paragraph: This space allows students to write a C-E-R in paragraph form. Students may use their C-E-R Pre-Writing Outline graphic organizer to organize their paragraph.
6. C-E-R Paragraph Rubric: This table gives a rubric teachers may use to score the C-E-R paragraph for completeness. Teachers may want to give this rubric to students before they write their paragraph, and it can be used as teachers help students learn how to user rubrics to focus their writing.
7. C-E-R Paragraph Student Grade: This is a page that teachers may use to score student paragraph. It has a table that matches the C-E-R Paragraph Rubric. There is a place for the teacher to write notes about specific rubric scores, as well as to give feedback on the paragraph as a whole.
You will receive a 16 page PDF file.
*As a Note: You may purchase ONLY the video questions worksheet in my store as well. Look for: Evolve: Guts Video Notes - ONLY