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389 resources with the keyterm evolution

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"Making a Good Impression"

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students are shown how fossils are formed and to learn how extinct organisms lived based on their remains and surroundings. They are shown TAKS review problems on the overhead related to evolution and fossil evidence. Students discuss...
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Darwin's Theory

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students write an essay about evolution. They summarize Darwin's Theory and discuss its strength and weakness of evolutionary theory. Students discuss the struggle of existence and survival of the fittest. They discuss the evidence of...
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The Gene Scene

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the concepts of micro and macro evolution. They also research the effects of mutations in the process of genetic adaptation to different environments. They develop a hypothesis of how the environment can influence...
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Evolution: Adaptation

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders practice new skills and apply them. The skills of research should motivate them to want more knowledge. The concept of adaptation is used as a context for the lesson of practicing research skills.
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Bioinformatics

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are exposed to the tools and databases currently used by researchers in molecular and evolutionary biology. They gain a better understanding of gene analysis, taxonomy, and evolution.
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A Tree Full of Ancestors

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study human evolution and the scientific process. They complete the Origins of Humankind Web activity to become familiar with the hominid species as well as the associated evidence found, in the form of fossils and artifacts.
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What Killed the Dinosaurs?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students demonstrate how scientists use evidence to formulate hypotheses. They write an essay describing the Cretaceous and Paleocene time periods from the point of view of someone living in that time. In addition, they formulate...
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Creative Ways To Teach Evolutionary Concepts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore evolutionary concepts in cartoons and lab activities. They describe and explain evolutionary concepts featured in a cartoon and participate in laboratory activities.
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Molecular Approaches to Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to working with molecular data. The first activity does both simulated and original data are used to compare amino acid, protein or DNA differences to construct phylogenetic trees or cladograms. These activities...
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The Opposable Thumb

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the physical importance of the opposable thumb among primates. They discover which of their simplest daily activities are possible only because of their opposable thumbs.
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Comparative Embryology Using Japanese Medaka Fish

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils conduct an experiment to control the breeding of Japanese Medaka fish. They collect the fertilized eggs and view and record the fish's embryological development daily to compare the stages to human development.
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The Evolution of Canis pedatus

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the given characteristics of a previously unknown dog-like creature, Canis pedatus, to decide if the creatures would survive when relocated to a new environment. They work in small groups to decide whether or not...
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Charles Darwin's Hardware Shop

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students construct an evolutionary tree representing specialization, diversity, and selection using easily obtained materials. They use at least twenty pieces of hardware to classify then develop "evolutionary" relationships between the...
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Times 'a Ticking: The Earth's Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate questions specific to the eras and periods of Earth's geologic time scale. They research websites to determine if statements given them are true or fiction. They correct false statements to make them true and...
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The Evolution of Canis pedatus

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, examine the given characteristics of a previously unknown dog-like creature, Canis pedatus. They discuss whether or not this species would show adaptations and survive if it were relocated to a new environment.
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Reading and Thinking About Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore evolution. They read magazine articles related to evolution. Students describe arguments for/against evolution that the author used. Students discuss their findings.
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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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Evolution

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...