Theory of Evolution Teacher Resources

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The Theory of Evolution Made Easy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your upper graders will have no problem understanding the Theory of Evolution after watching this comprehensive clip. Multiple examples are used to demonstrate how a species is able to adapt and change over time due to both environmental...
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Does the Theory of Evolution Really Matter?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Without the theory of evolution, we wouldn't understand the origins of HIV. The video explains three mysteries solved using the theory of evolution. It opens with shrinking fish, then the origins of HIV, and finally why grasslands turn...
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The History of the Theory of Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate Charles Darwin and his contributions to evolutionary science.  In this theory of evolution lesson students create a timeline of events and examine scientific advances that contributed to evolutionary science. 
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How do we know that the theory of evolution is correct?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young scholars read passages and view a slide show on the theory of evolution and provide evidence that this theory is correct. In this evolution lesson plan, students read about fossils, anatomy, organs, fetal development, and more.
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The Theory of Evolution

For Students 7th - 12th
In this theory of evolution worksheet, students will review the role Charles Darwin played in the theory of evolution, natural selection, and adaptations. Students will explore some of the different types of evidence for the theory of...
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Worksheet: Evidence of Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory at the Fossil Park

For Students 9th - 12th
Take a close-up look at the evolution of hyenas in South Africa. Natural historians read about the five hyena species found in the fossil record and examine four statements that summarize the theory of evolution. As a culminating...
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Charles Darwin's Impressions of the Galapagos Islands

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars read parts of Charles Darwin's journal about the Galapagos Islands and study images that accompany those passages in an Internet based activity. They investigate the effect these islands had on Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
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You Have All the Answers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of theories in science while examining the theory of evolution. They conduct research and participate in a discussion about current issues in science culminating in the creation of question and answer pamphlets.
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Evolution Primer #2: Who Was Charles Darwin?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your young scientists to Charles Darwin, his observations, and how those observations became the basis of the theory of evolution. Use this clip to build an understanding of scientific observation, data collection, and the...
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The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The heartbreaking story of Alfred Wallace's loss of collected evidence opens this documentary about the development of the theory of evolution. You will find supportive resources to use with the movie in your biology class.
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What is Evolution?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A short video offers a simple, yet engaging, explanation of the theory of evolution using amoebas as an example. The narrator uses the example of the evolution of dog breeds as an example of how humans can influence the course of change.
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The Origin of Life: Alternative Views

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the topics of faith and science as they relate to the origins of life. They consider the major points of Darwin's Theory of Evolution and brainstorm various explanations of how life began. Students investigate different...
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The Theory of Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th
In this theory of evolution worksheet, students review vocabulary words associated with evolution including the different types of evolution patters. This worksheet has 5 true or false and 5 matching questions.
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Evolution: It's a Thing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Evolution is a theory but thank goodness gravity is a law. What is the theory of evolution and what are the facts supporting this theory? Here's a short video that explains how fossils, homologous structures, biogeography, and direct...
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Origin and Evolution of Life, Part 4

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In part four of this five-part series on the origin of life on Earth, we learn about Charles Darwin and how he developed the theory of evolution. The focus of this video is looking at the evidence that Darwin observed. Perfect for...
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Evidence of Evolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Since its conception in the mid-1800s, the theory of evolution has been a point of hot discussion, but what exactly do the facts say? Take your life science class on an evolutionary exploration, analyzing the different pieces of evidence...
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AP: Chapter 22: Descent with Modification

For Students 9th - 12th
After taking in part of Darwin's The Origin of Species, advanced biology learners reiterate its themes and concepts. Also examined are the contributions to the theory of evolution made by Linnaeus, Lamarck, and Wallace. Use this handout...
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On the Origin of Species

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did Charles Darwin support his controversial theory of evolution with evidence? Use an excerpt from his 1859 work On the Origin of Species to reinforce the importance of making inferences within an informational text, and to discuss...
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A Journey with a Scientist

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students work in groups as they read chapters of Charles Darwin's, Voyage of the Beagle. They take notes on the chapter and in their group make a timeline of the chapter. They tape the timelines together in order to depict the entire...
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The Earliest Humans

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Study the wonder and science that leads us to our human past. From Darwin and Huxley's assertions regarding the origin of the species to the discoveries at Oldivi Gorge, this PowerPoint is sure to interest your class. They'll learn about...
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Charles Darwin's Hardware Shop

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using an assortment of hardware, junior biologists explore the theory of evolution. They consider how simple pieces of hardware might be changed into similar items and display their discoveries on a poster. The lesson would be...
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Darwin's Obituary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze an obituary written for Charles Darwin. They are already familiar with Darwin and the theory of evolution. This is an introduction to evolution, or in fact, an introduction to biology.
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Evolution Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the pattern of natural variation in a society. They examine Darwin's theory of evolution and analyze data. They use computer programs to graphically display the variation in organisms.
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Darwin Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part of "The 100 Most Influential People of the Millennium" - Charles Darwin's study of the beaks of Galapagos finches leads to the Theory of Evolution.