Q 4: Online Learning Week #3 4/13-4/17/2020

TeacherMelinda Senf
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level
Week #4/13-4/17/2020
Unit of InstructionEvolution
Standard(s) Taught

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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

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

At the end of the week student should be able to answer these questions.

  • I can explain what natural selection is.
  • I can explain how environmental factors, such as food sources, climate change, predators, and geography affect a population.
Classroom Activities

Monday (4-13-2020)- Evidence of Human Evolution worksheet. Please view both these videos before you do the worksheet. 

Advanced Students (periods 1 & 7)– Evidence of Evolution WS found on Edmodo.

Tuesday (4-14-2020)- Darwin’s Theory 1&2. Use article Charles Darwin from first week  to help on page #1. You will find copies of these on Edmodo because I can’t post them here. 

Wednesday (4-15-20)– Today you are going to work on squirrel Island. There will be a video posted on Edmodo for you to watch before you begin. There is also a power point on Squirrel Island you need to read before you start. If your last name starts with a A-F you are doing Island  #1, G-L will do Island #2, M-R will do Island #3. S-Z will do Island #4. 

Thursday (4-16-2020)- Finish Squirrel Island and submit drawing on Edmodo. Please make sure you color it and use the whole piece of paper. On the back of your drawing, describe the adaptations, and why they are beneficial to the squirrel.

Friday (4-17-2020)- Use today to catch up any missing work or assignments not finished. Then complete end of week quiz which will ask questions based on all the work you were to complete this week.

Assignments Due

Squirrel Island 4/17/2020 

Edmodo Quiz 4/17/2020

Additional Resources

Khan Academy

Edmodo

DiscoveryEducation.com