This 31-slide PowerPoint lesson on Speciation begins by reviewing the concept of evolution. It then introduces speciation and the concept of a species before briefly covering natural selection and genetic drift, and explaining the four types of speciation. The lesson closes with a creative student activity.
There are 4 videos embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will automatically open in your browser. The lesson contains diagrams, examples, and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.
Included in the lesson package is:
- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 4 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
- What is Evolution?
- What is Speciation?
- What is a Species?
- Natural Selection
- Genetic Drift
- Four Types of Speciation
- Allopatric Speciation
- Peripatric Speciation
- Parapatric Speciation
- Sympatric Speciation
- A Fifth Type: Artificial Speciation
The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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