Students often fail to make the connection between the science they learn in the classroom, and how it is be applied in the real world. This "Article of the Week" series follows Dave Stuarts's format and is designed to bridge that gap using real articles from reliable sources.
The assignment asks students to perform a close reading, annotations, and to use evidence from the article to support a claim. It also asks students to reflect - giving them a chance to interject their own thoughts and opinions.
This particular article can be used with either a genetics or evolution unit. It sparks students to use a combination of their knowledge of scientific facts and their own imaginations. Enjoy!
Check out my other Articles of the Week!
Has Earth Reached Its Carrying Capacity?
Can Eating Less Meat Reduce Climate Change?
Your Lungs Are Six Weeks Old
Bring The Grizzly Back to California?
Nature vs. Nurture
7 Ways Humans Have Recently Evolved
Evolution of Anxiety in Humans
What Mars Colonists Need to Bring: A Large Gene Pool