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Worksheet - Evolution - Darwin's Journey & Natural Selection - Distance Learning

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8th - 10th, Homeschool
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A 5-page worksheet product designed to cover the basic evolutionary concepts of Charles Darwin and his theory of natural selection for an upper middle school or lower high school biology course. Topics include: Darwin’s voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, Darwin's discoveries on his journey, Darwin’s theory of natural selection, steps to natural selection including overproduction, variation, competition, and selection, and how natural selection leads to evolution.

Contents:

Pages 1-3 - Reading:

  • The scientific climate of Darwin’s time
  • Darwin's journey aboard the H.M.S. Beagle
  • Darwin's major observations
  • The theory of natural selection
  • 4 main tenets (overproduction, variation, competition, selection)
  • How natural selection leads to evolution of a species

Page 4 - Review Questions:

  • A short review exercise where students complete short answer questions and fill in a summary table to review the material

Page 5 - Answer Key:

  • Full color answer key for the review exercise

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  • This product comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document and fully-editable Word document
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Relevant NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:

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.B: Natural Selection
  • MS-LS4.C: Adaptation

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.B: Natural Selection
  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation

You Might Also Like the Following Worksheets in This Set:

BUNDLE - Evolution Worksheets

Reading - A Brief Biography of Charles Darwin

Worksheet - Darwin's Journey and Natural Selection

Worksheet - Types of Selection

Worksheet - Evidence for Evolution

Worksheet - Divergent Evolution, Convergent Evolution, and Coevolution

Worksheet - Genetic Drift, Bottleneck Effect, and the Founder Effect

Worksheet - Speciation and Forms of Reproductive Isolation

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NGSSMS-LS4-4
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.
NGSSHS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations. Emphasis is on using data to provide evidence for how specific biotic and abiotic differences in ecosystems (such as ranges of seasonal temperature, long-term climate change, acidity, light, geographic barriers, or evolution of other organisms) contribute to a change in gene frequency over time, leading to adaptation of populations.
NGSSMS-LS4-2
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.
NGSSHS-LS4-1
Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence. Emphasis is on a conceptual understanding of the role each line of evidence has relating to common ancestry and biological evolution. Examples of evidence could include similarities in DNA sequences, anatomical structures, and order of appearance of structures in embryological development.
NGSSHS-LS4-2
Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four factors: (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment. Emphasis is on using evidence to explain the influence each of the four factors has on number of organisms, behaviors, morphology, or physiology in terms of ability to compete for limited resources and subsequent survival of individuals and adaptation of species. Examples of evidence could include mathematical models such as simple distribution graphs and proportional reasoning. Assessment does not include other mechanisms of evolution, such as genetic drift, gene flow through migration, and co-evolution.

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