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One click and your evolution unit is ready to go! In this evolution unit, students will investigate the foundational principles of evolution by natural selection. They will investigate how organisms adapt to their environments through natural selection, passing on advantageous traits to future generations and leading to the gradual diversification of species.

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One click and your evolution unit is ready to go! In this evolution unit, students will investigate the foundational principles of evolution by natural selection. They will investigate how organisms adapt to their environments through natural selection, passing on advantageous traits to future generations and leading to the gradual diversification of species.

No planning and low-prep! Students will explore the mechanisms of evolution, including genetic drift and artificial selection, to understand how populations change over time. By analyzing the evidence of evolution such as fossil records, comparative anatomy, and molecular biology, students will develop a deep understanding of how life has evolved and diversified through time.

 

 

⭐ EVOLUTION TOPICS COVERED 

  • Darwin and the Galapagos Islands
  • Natural Selection
  • Mechanisms of Evolution
  • Evidence of Evolution
  • Genetic Drift
  • Artificial Selection

 

 

This unit plan follows the 5E instructional method: Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration, and Evaluation, and facilitates student-led learning with minimal prep time. This unit plan provides you with all the tools you need to teach these topics. Learn more about the 5E method here.

 

 

⭐ INCLUDED EVOLUTION UNIT RESOURCES 

 

EVOLUTION UNIT PLAN AND PACING GUIDE

• Evolution Unit Plan
Big Ideas, Standards, Vocabulary, Objectives, Essential Questions, Enduring Understandings, Pacing Guide, Unit Plan, Editable Templates, and More! Impress your administration and save time with this pre-made comprehensive evolution unit plan!

 

ENGAGE

• Evolution Pre-Test

• Evolution Amoeba Sisters Video Handout Worksheet

 

EXPLORE

• Natural Selection With Darwin Evolution Webquest

• Natural Selection in Peppered Moths Reading, Color, and Camouflage Activity

 

EXPLAIN

• Evolution PowerPoint, Notes, Assessment Questions, and Kahoot

 

ELABORATE

• Genetic Drift Lab with Founder Effect, Bottleneck Effect, and Gene Flow

• Evolution Graphic Organizer – Evolution Worksheets

 

EVALUATE

• Evolution Assessments and Question Bank

 

BONUS SUB PLANS OR REMEDIATION

• Natural Selection Reading Comprehension and Worksheets

 

 

⭐ NGSS STANDARDS 

HS-LS4-1: Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.

HS-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.

HS-LS4-3: Apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.

HS-LS4-4: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.

HS-LS4-5: Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.

HS-LS4-6: Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.

 

 

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Download the free unit plan and pacing guide that corresponds to this unit here!

 

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