Each resource inside this bundle was handpicked to cover all aspects of the MS-LS4 NGSS (MS-LS4-1 to MS-LS4-6). The resources found inside will ensure your students fulfill each requirement of the standard and keep them interested and engaged throughout. A description of how each standard is covered is broken down below. This bundle will save you time and money, the two things every teacher needs more of. There are 4 classroom-tested resources included which individually would cost over $50. You'll save 60% by purchasing them through this bundle not to mention tens or even hundreds of hours of prep time.
What you get
• Make sure your students are on track
• Each lesson comes with a teacher and student version to keep them focused
• Lessons come with videos embedded right into your slides
• Includes 5E lessons
• Lab Stations
• Digital Scavenger Hunts
• Scientific readings on engaging subjects
• The Fossil Record (4-1)
• Evidence for Evolution (4-1, 4-2, 4-3)
• Comparative Anatomy (4-2)
• Embryological Development (4-3)
• Fitness (4-4)
• Natural Selection (4-6)
• Adaptation (4-4, 4-6)
This Package Includes:
• Animal Adaptations Grade 5-7 Reading (4-4, 4-6)
• Introduction to Evolution 5E Lesson Bundle (4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6)
o Introduction to Evolution Scavenger Hunt
o Introduction to Evolution Lesson
o Introduction to Evolution Lab Station Activity
o The Evolution of Life on Earth Engagement Activity
o Introduction to Evolution Quiz
• Physical and Behavioral Adaptations 5E Lesson Bundle (4-4, 4-6)
o Physical Adaptations Reading
o Adaptations Lesson
o Adaptations Lab Station Activity
o Winter Adaptations Engagement Activity
o Adaptations Quiz
• Reproductive Technologies 5E Lesson Bundle (4-5)
o Reproductive Technologies Scavenger Hunt
o Reproductive Technologies Lesson
o Reproductive Technologies Lab Station Activity
o Monkey Cloning Engagement Activity
o Reproductive Technologies Quiz
Here are additional NGSS bundles I have prepared:
• MS LS1 From Molecules to Organisms
• MS LS2 Ecosystems
• MS LS3 Heredity
• MS LS4 Biological Evolution
• MS PS1 - Matter and its Interactions
••• MS PS1-1 Unit
••• MS PS1-2 Unit
• MS PS2 Motion and Stability
• MS PS3 Energy
• MS PS4 Waves
• HS PS1 - Matter and its Interactions
• HS PS2 - Motion and Stability
• HS PS3 - Energy
• MS ESS1 - Earth's Place in the Universe
• MS ESS2 - Earth's Systems
• MS ESS3 - Earth and Human Activity
MS LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.
Emphasis is on finding patterns of changes in the level of complexity of anatomical structures in organisms and the chronological order of fossil appearance in the rock layers.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the names of individual species or geological eras in the fossil record.
Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
Emphasis is on explanations of the evolutionary relationships among organisms in terms of similarity or differences of the gross appearance of anatomical structures.
Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.
Emphasis is on inferring general patterns of relatedness among embryos of different organisms by comparing the macroscopic appearance of diagrams or pictures.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment of comparisons is limited to gross appearance of anatomical structures in embryological development.
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Emphasis is on using simple probability statements and proportional reasoning to construct explanations.
Gather and synthesize information about technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
Emphasis is on synthesizing information from reliable sources about the influence of humans on genetic outcomes in artificial selection (such as genetic modification, animal husbandry, gene therapy); and, on the impacts these technologies have on society as well as the technologies leading to these scientific discoveries.
Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
Emphasis is on using mathematical models, probability statements, and proportional reasoning to support explanations of trends in changes to populations over time.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include Hardy Weinberg calculations.
No prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site) and you're all set. Each resource is fully editable and classroom tested.