Unit 6 Evolution

Bill Nye Evolution

TeacherMelinda Senf
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level7
Week #3/11/19 to 4/16/19
Unit of InstructionEvolution
Standard(s) Taught

SC.7.L.15.1 Recognize that fossil evidence is consistent with the scientific theory of evolution that living things evolved from earlier species.

SC.7.L.15.2 Explore the scientific theory of evolution by recognizing and explaining ways in which genetic variation and environmental factors contribute to evolution by natural selection and diversity of organisms.

SC.7.L.15.3 Explore the scientific theory of evolution by relating how the inability of a species to adapt within a changing environment may contribute to the extinction of that species.

SC.7.N.3.1 Recognize and explain the difference between theories and laws and give several examples

SC.7.N.3.2 Identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific models.

SC.7.N.1.3 Distinguish between an experiment (which must involve the identification and control of variables) and other forms of scientific investigation and explain that not all scientific

Advanced
SC.912.L.15.13 Describe the conditions required for natural selection, including: overproduction of offspring, inherited variation, and the struggle to survive, which result in differential reproductive success.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will: 15.1
• explain how scientists use fossil evidence to support the scientific theory of evolution:
o that living things evolved from earlier species
o not all species today were alive in the past
• explain what makes Evolution a scientific theory

Students will: 15.2
• describe the ways in which genetic variation (through many generations) and environmental factors contribute to evolution by natural selection and diversity
• simulate (model) the effects of natural selection and genetic variation with specific environmental factors, such as:
o food sources, climate change, predators, and geography

Students will: 15.3
• explain how the inability of a species to adapt in a quickly changing environment may contribute to the extinction of that species, such changes may include:
o human impact, natural disasters, food scarcity, and non-native species
• simulate (model) how adaptations may or may not contribute to extinction

Advanced 15.13

        1. describe the conditions required for natural selection, including: overproduction of offspring, inherited variation, and the struggle to survive, which result in differential reproductive success

Classroom Activities

 

Charles Darwin Reading and Questions

Darwin’s Theory

Evolution Case Studies

Evidence of Evolution in Hominoids

Are Corals adapting or dying debate?

Fins to Limbs Article and Questions

Weird Lizard Fossils Article and Questions

Squirrel Island

PHET: Natural Selection Lab

Bird Beak Lab (Summative)

 

 

 

Assignments Due

Vocabulary Due 3/25/19 (Evidence, Fossil, Theory of Evolution, Scientific Theory, Scientific Knowledge) Define, use in a sentence, draw & color  a picture of the word.

Vocabulary Due 4/8/19 & 4/9/19 (Adaptation,Extinction, polygenic, Natural Selection, Genetic Variation, Overproduction) Define, use in a sentence, draw & color  a picture of the word.

Bird Beak Lab Report Due 4/15/19 & 4/16/19 (Summative)

DIAS Evolution 4/15/19 & 4/16/19 (Summative)

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