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Writing
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Guess Who Came to Dinner!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An exceptionally creative approach is taken to assessing your biologists' grasp of natural selection concepts. They are to imagine hosting Charles Darwin for dinner and having, to their surpise, a few other noted scientists crash the...
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Interactive
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Charles Darwin

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Charles Darwin. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Interactive
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Charles Darwin

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, high schoolers respond to 45 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Charles Darwin. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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PPT
Biology Junction

Lamarck vs. Darwin: Introduction to Change in Organisms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are traits passed down from parents? Jean Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin envisioned conflicting theories. Learn about both scientists and their theories with an insightful presentation. Giraffes and dogs serve as examples of...
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Lesson Plan
Saint Louis Zoo

Introduction to Natural Selection: Darwin & Lamarck

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Charles Darwin and Jean Baptiste Lamarck are credited for developing the theory of natural selection. After teaching your beginning biologists about acquired characteristics, they read the included selection and answer questions that...
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Charles Darwin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners produce a newspaper describing the times during which Charles Darwin introduced the theory of natural selection. For this evolution lesson, students make observations and explore the role of observation in Charles Darwin's work....
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Charles Darwin Meets John Paul II

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
If you teach AP English language and composition and are looking for a way to address the differences between written and spoken arguments, consider this lesson. Over the course of three days, class members research Charles Darwin or...
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Who Was Charles Darwin?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine how Darwin used the processes of science to support his theory. They distinguish between artificial and natural selection, recognize Darwin's contribution to science. They produce a newspaper describing the times in...
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Curated OER

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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Curated OER

Who Was Charles Darwin?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research the life of Charles Darwin and his voyage on the Beagle.
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Natural History Museum

Beagle Voyage

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Follow the HMS Beagle's five-year voyage and see the stops through Charles Darwin's eyes. You can enjoy the pleasure of Darwin's voyage with none of the seasickness he experienced.
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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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PPT
Curated OER

Origin of The Species

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After viewing information about different types of isolation, students will see that reproduction among a group will cause the frequency of a specific trait to increase. The history of prominent scientists such as Charles Darwin are and...
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Activity
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Fact Patterns: A Film Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does it take to create a scientific theory? Learners attempt to answer the question by studying the work of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. While watching a video, they track observations from each scientist and then look...
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Worksheet
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Charles Darwin

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Charles Darwin worksheet, students fill in the blank with the correct answer. Students use the suggested text to complete statements about Charles Darwin, his expedition, and his development of his theory of evolution.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Charles Darwin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research Charles Darwin and the process he used to develop his theory of evolution. They keep a journal about the skill of observation and make a newspaper of their learning.
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Worksheet
Wordpress

Darwin’s Natural Selection Case Studies

For Students 7th - 12th
This editable worksheet is set up so that biology pupils read four case studies and identify points that are present in each, such as overproduction, heritable variation, struggle to survive, and differential reproduction. They also...
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PPT
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Darwinism: The Origin of the Species by Natural Selection.

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The Darwin PowerPoint covers many of the Scientists that worked on similar concepts to Darwin and that were involved with famous  theories.  students are informed about the basic thinking behind natural selection and examples of...
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Worksheet
Great Books Foundation

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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Lesson Plan
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Who Was Charles Darwin?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete two activities to study Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. They read Darwin's journal from the voyage of the Beagle and look at the scientific ideas that influenced the development of his theory.
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Darwin's Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the impact of Charles Darwin and his theories on our life today. After watching a video, they discuss how he formulated his theories and how they have impacted the world both positively and negatively. To end the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Comparing Theories: Lamarck and Darwin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare the evolution theories of Lamarck and Darwin. They use self-assessment and a video to increase their knowledge of evolution theories. They research questions and present them to the class.
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Field Museum

The Case of Darwin's Finches

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
One of the most striking pieces of evidence for Darwin's Evolution of Species was his observations of finches and how their beaks differed from island to island, depending on their primary food sources. So what would happen to the theory...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

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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