PPT - Evolution: Adaptations, Darwin, and Natural Selection

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7th - 9th, Homeschool
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A comprehensive 95-slide PowerPoint that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on evolution and natural selection. Through text, pictures and animations, this presentation introduces numerous topics.

PPT Contents:

  • Adaptations
  • Predator/prey adaptations
  • Who was Charles Darwin
  • Darwin's journey on the HMS Beagle
  • Darwin's visit to the Galapagos islands
  • Pre-Darwinian thought
  • Darwin's 4 postulates of natural selection
  • Evolution within a species
  • Other types of selection (e.g. stabilizing, directional, disruptive, sexual, artificial)

Student Summary Notes to be Added at a Later Date:

  • Currently, this PPT does not include a student summary notes document.
  • I am in the process of adding summary notes to the majority of my 80+ PPT products.
  • Once added, the summary notes will be available as a free upgrade.

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  • This product comes in a fully editable PPTX file.
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Relevant NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:

NGSS MS-LS1 - From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

  • MS-LS1.A - Structure and Function

NGSS MS-LS3 - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

  • MS-LS3.A - Inheritance of Traits
  • MS-LS3.B - Variation of Traits

NGSS MS-LS4 - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
  • MS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
  • MS-LS4.C: Adaptation

NGSS HS-LS1 - From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

  • HS-LS1.A - Structure and Function

NGSS HS-LS3 - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

  • HS-LS3.A - Structure and Function
  • HS-LS3.C - Variation of Traits

NGSS HS-LS4 - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
  • HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population. Emphasis is on the use of mathematics to describe the probability of traits as it relates to genetic and environmental factors in the expression of traits. Assessment does not include Hardy-Weinberg calculations.
Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors. Emphasis is on using data to support arguments for the way variation occurs. Assessment does not include the phases of meiosis or the biochemical mechanism of specific steps in the process.


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