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LessonCorner Lesson Plans for Evolution
  1.   Evolution Project
This is a project I use as a test following our unit on Evolution. The students work in groups to make a poster illustrating the main concepts in the unit. They are asked to "show, don't tell" and then are given oral questions to answer when the project is graded. I give them the questions when they get the project instructions and then write them on different colored index cards. When I grade the poster each student picks one card of each color and only answers those questions. Since they don't know which they will get they need to study them all. They can look at the poster while answering but can't help each other out. They all get a chance at the extra credit question. This project works well with both English language learners and Special Ed students since they are asked to "show" what they have learned. They can not write definitions on the poster. They also complete a peer evaluation form, their grade is adjusted accordingly for a low participation evaluation by their peers.

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    Grade Level: 6-12

LessonCorner Worksheets for Evolution
  1.   Cosmic Calendar 3
Dinosaurs, Mammals, Birds, Flower, Looked Human, Egg, Molecules, Future, Comets, Life And Death
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  2.   Cosmic Calendar 2
Sex, Green Plants, Sky, Proliferation, Cambrian Explosion, Vertebrates, Colonize, Winged Insects, Ancestors, First Trees
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  3.   Evolution
Generation Time, Speciation, Mutation, Natural Selection, Selective Breeding, Trait, Vestigial Structure, Fossil Record, Evolution, Adaptation
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Additional Lessons 1 - 10 of 1000 for Evolution
  1.   Mutualism and Co-evolution
Return to Program's List of Lesson Plans Overview Standards Timeline Teacher's Section Problem of the week Resource List Evaluations Mutualism and Co-evolution A study of Flowering Plants and their Pollinators with a focus on Form and Function by Roxane J. Johnson Overview: This unit of lessons is designed for eighth grade science students though could be adapted for students in grades sixth through ninth. It is a unit of lessons that uses a variety of methods an...
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    Grade Level: 6-12

  2.   Applied Evolution: How Will We Get There from Here?
actionbioscience.org lesson To accompany the peer-reviewed article by Jim J. Bull, Ph.D.: "Evolutionary Biology: Technology for the 21st Century" (August 2000) http://www.actionbioscience.org/newfrontiers/bull.html Applied Evolution: How Will We Get There from Here? (January 2003) Lesson by David Brock, Science Department Chair Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD Educator's section: p. 1-2 Student...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  3.   Evolution in a Ring
actionbioscience.org lesson To accompany the article "Ring Species: Unusual Demonstrations of Speciation" by Darren E. Irwin, Ph.D. (Aug. 2002) http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/irwin.html Evolution in a Ring (July 2005) By John Ausema, science teacher Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC Grades & Levels * Handout 1: high school (general) * Handout 2: high school (AP)-undergraduate (year 1) Educator's section: p. 1-2 Handout 1: p. 3 Handout 2: p. 4 Time Recommendations *...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  4.   Luisa's Stellar Evolution Lab
Luisa's Stellar Evolution Lab Caution! This lab is fairly hare-brained! It's still being refined. And, it will probably only make sense to another astronomer. (at least, for now....) Overheads: overhead1 (what makes a star a star, and pressure out = pressure in) (this gets used early on) and overhead2 (different kinds of stellar re...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  5.   Use of the Forest in the Economic Evolution of Oakville, Pennsylvania
Forestry icon spacer Forestry/Natural Resources Lesson Plans "Use of the Forest in the Economic Evolution of Oakville, Pennsylvania" Lesson Plan Keywords: charcoal, booms, splash dams, tannery, erosion, Great Depression, CCC, eco-tourism Prepared by: Bert Myers, EES, The Pennsylvania Game Commission Grade Level: eleventh and twelfth grade; could be adapted to college students Total Time Required for Lesson: tw...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  6.   Post-settlement landscape evolution
SERC Logo Skip to main contentSkip to navigation Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience > Field Labs > Field Lab Examples > Post-settlement landscape evolution Explore Teaching Examples Provide Feedback Post-Settlement Erosion and Deposition Mary Savina This material is replicated on a number of sites as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service Project Related Links Teaching Field Labs Summary In this example, a field laboratory in introductory geology becomes a test o...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  7.   The Convergent Evolution of Marine Fish and Whales
Search for lessons > Go back to search results > Lesson Project title or topic of activity The Convergent Evolution of Marine Fish and Whales Author(s): Andy Lam Date: Fall 1999 Summary of Activity 50-100 words The purpose of this activity is to enlighten young minds about the similarities and differences between fish and whales. Many of the similarities are a product of convergent evolution, animals from different line...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  8.   Canadian Political and Regional Evolution
MODULE 1: UNIT 5 - Canadian Political and Regional Evolution (Michelle Humber) Grade: 9 Focus: Exploring how land, borders and names change over time. Objectives Students should be able to: identify how borders change over time recognize how changing borders affects people's understanding of places compare maps from different eras to understand boundary changes writ...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  9.   Evolution of Observation
Evolution of Observation Goals: To allow students to develop an understanding of the evolution of the scientific method. To facilitate the students' understanding of the importance of looking at variables from different perspectives. To allow students to develop their abilities to defend their ideas with facts or th...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  10.   Evolution of the Galapagos Islands
Evolution of the Galapagos Islands Unit Topic: The Galapagos Islands Grade Level: Middle School Basic Concepts: Evolution, Adaptation, Research Content Areas: Science, Social Studies Time: 1 1/2 hour ("Darwin Day") Objectives Students will understand how the Galapagos Islands were first populated by species and vege...
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    Grade Level: 6-8


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