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421 resources with the concept the theory of evolution

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Lamarck Is Dead!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read Lamarck's obituary and respond to questions. They discuss the four laws from Lamarack's studies. Students apply this information to scientific theories in general.
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Evolution, Genes, and Behavior

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the roles of genes and evolution on behaviors. In groups, they identify the relationships among DNA, genes and chromosomes. They evaluate the different theories of language acquistion and how evolved tendencies interact...
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For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders are introduced to the topic of evolution. Using the internet, they discuss Charles Darwin's life and work in this field of science. They examine fossils and discuss how they support the theory of evolution. They participate...
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Luisa's Steller Evolution Lab

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine stars and constellations in the night sky. They complete a KWL chart and calculate the mass of stars. They also discuss how a star is formed.
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Evolution in Action!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the Internet to complete an interactive simulation about evolution. They follow certain species and discover the process of natural selection. They answer questions to test for comprehension.
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Build a Bug

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students design an ideally adapted macroinvertebrate to live in a water habitat. They illustrate their animal, name it and specify the adaptations it has that enable it to survive.
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Blocks And Screws (or "screwy Contrivances")

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students, given a block of wood and a screw or nail, are asked to put that screw or nail into a block. They examine how many contrivances and other imperfections found in living things are best explained by the process of evolution.
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Why Do We Need Vitamin C in Our Diet?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare/contrast the DNA sequence data of the rat GULO gene to the inactive human GULO gene. They translate and align the sequences, and propose a scenario to explain the occurrence of an inactive DNA sequence to that of an...
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Inspired Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the history of inventions and their difference from discoveries. They create timelines of inventions, demonstrating their connections to each other.
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The Right Tool for the Job: Fishing Tools and Technology

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use modern technology to research the history, design, and function of a specific tool or piece of fishing technology. They create a timeline and story about the evolution of the tool.
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Mother Nature's Laboratory

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research how various plants and animals adapt over time to specific habitats and for specific purposes. Students produce a pictorial report on an example of an animal or plant's adaptation.
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13 Ways to Tell Time Backwards

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore different ways geological time can be measured: comparing the time dimensions for each method, the mechanisms of each method, and the materials used.
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Why Don't Whales Have Legs?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are given a variety of materials and are asked to design a heat loss experiment that results in a reasonable explanation of "Why don't whales have legs?" students work with the theory of natural selection.