Patterns of Evolution Teacher Resources

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Multimedia Discovery Missions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Multimedia Discovery Missions collection is a series of 13 interactive presentations and activities that introduce young geologists and oceanographers to fundamental concepts involving the Earth’s crust and ocean sea life. Benthos,...
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Evolution of a DNA Sequence Over Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils explore evolution in a scientific manner as they research the theory and conduct an experiment demonstrating evolutionary changes in modern-day beans and lentils to determine differences from those in the past. They complete an...
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Stickleback Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
About 70 percent of the genes of the stickleback fish are the same as humans. In the video, scholars further explore the stickleback fish and its history, from being removed from Loberg Lake to their change and comeback. Over time, these...
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Human Evolution: Biology, Bones

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners will love a weeks worth of bone study. They use bones and characteristics of bones to explore the evolution of hominoids. Bones are compared, categorized, and considered. A great way to bring physical anthropology and material...
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Comparative Anatomy: What Makes Us Animals

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What makes animals, well, animals? Viewers of a via comparative anatomy video see how similarities and differences in animal anatomy help support the theory of evolution. The video also includes examples of shared characteristics in...
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Grandma's Learning to Text

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Evolution happens over generations, so how do we observe it? Scholars learn to look for patterns and create cladograms. Then they apply those lessons to the evolution of technology over many generations.
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Evolution: Finch on the Galapagos Islands

For Students 9th - 12th
A writing prompt instructs science students to describe a series of events that sequences the arrival of the ancestral species of finch on the Galapagos Islands. The assignment guides young researchers with sixteen key concepts, and...
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How the Chalicothere Split In Two

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How is it that the same animal, living in the same place, at the same time, evolved into two different species? As part of a larger series, an engaging video explains the rise of the chalicothere, the split in evolution, and eventually...
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Biodiversity and Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why is diversity in biology so important for an ecosystem? Explore biodiversity, evolution, and natural selection with a presentation for your biology class. It features clear information, activities for further understanding, and...
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The Emergence and Evolution of the Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the parallel development and increasing complexity of writing and the growth of civilization in the Tigris and Euphrates valleys in ancient Mesopotamia.
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Coevolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists give evolution two opposable thumbs up! In the video, scholars explore coevolution through the analysis of a few different examples. The instructor then explains and shows what coevolution is and is not to eliminate confusion...
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How Cats Became our Feline Overlords (ft. It's Okay To Be Smart)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The world's population of cats would wrap around the earth six times! Follow the evolution of the cat that began 11 million years ago and discover how their dominance came to be through a quick video lesson. 
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Selection and Variation in the Egyptian Origami Bird

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using origami paper birds, your biology class will experiment with mutations and natural selection to determine wing position, length, and width. It would be helpful to provide a worksheet to go with the activity that includes a...
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Island Biogeography and Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use this activity as a logic problem that is based on real organisms and real data. The problem is to develop phylogenies for seven related populations of lizards living on the Canary Islands. Three phylogenetic charts are...
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Why Triassic Animals Were Just the Weirdest

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Normally when two species look similar, they are closely related. However, this doesn't seem to apply to the Triassic animals. Learn why these familiar looking animals are not actually related to today's animals. Viewers come to...
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Lesson Plan - Appearances are Deceiving

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Herre is a activity on divergent and convergent evolution. It has links to terrific video clips, an associate worksheet, and more. The analysis questions have been reviewed separately on Lesson Planet if you would like more information....
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Questions - Appearances are Deceiving

For Students 9th - 12th
Five evolution-related questions are answered by beginning biologists on a separate sheet of paper. First, they are asked to list adaptations that allow organisms to survive under various conditions. The second question refers to...
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Selection and Variation in the Egyptian Origami Bird

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate genetics and evolution of species. They simulate the breeding of birds using origami birds. In addition, using dice they introduce genetic variation into the species.
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So You Think the World Evolves Around You?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the topic of evolution as it relates to biodiversity in various remote areas of the world. They watch videos, conduct Internet research, and in small groups create a digital video report to illustrate common evolution in...
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Evolution of Galapagos Finches

For Students 9th - 12th
In this evolution learning exercise, students fill in the blank of 20 statements that describe the hypothesis of why finches from the Galapagos Islands have changed over time.
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Electrophoretic Analysis: DNA Fingerprinting and Evolutionary Divergence

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the principles of electrophoresis. They evaluate both the agarose and polyacrylamide system of molecular separation. In order to bring the concepts of genetics and evolution full circle from DNA to protein, students...
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Nazi Germany

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Holocaust was an evolution of anti-Semitism, scapegoating, and targeted violence against Jews with Nazi policies. A resource unpacks the escalation in violence, along with the erosion of democratic institutions, during the 1930s....
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Limiting Factors/Evolution Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers play a board game with provided cards which help them realize that limiting factors may restrict an organism in its development and productivity and direct evolutionary pathways.
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The Human Role in Dog Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students label maps with the geographical distribution of wolf subspecies and the original locations of dog breeds. They read and discuss related articles and write essays based on their research.