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Chapter 23 Guided Notes: The Origin of Species

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This doesn't have to be used as a guided notes worksheet because the questions are thought-provoking and applicable to any biology class that is learning about the origin of species. Pupils write out answers to questions about...
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On This Day: Charles Darwin's "On The Origin of Species" is Published

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Charles Darwin's work, On The Origin of Species, fundamentally changed the study of science. Using clips from an author talk, young historians connect the scientific ideas behind evolution to American history. Afterward, they consider:...
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AP: Chapter 24: The Origin of Species

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
AP biology buffs define vocabulary terms and answer critical-thinking questions about evolutionary trends. They compare macroevolution to microevolution, differentiate ploidy possibilities, explain isolation barriers, and more....
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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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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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An Introduction to Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Macat introduces viewers to one of the key ideas in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species with a short video that models how natural selection influences evolutionary change.
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The Origin of Species

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Allow Mr. Anderson to assist you in describing how one species can become two through speciation and reproductive isolation. Intended for upper graders, this clip wonderfully explains several complex concepts in a way your class can...
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Invasive Species

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The best way to understand a persuasive argument is to engage in one. Thoughtful thinkers identify several species that have been relocated by human intervention and the reasons for that intervention. They outline arguments for and...
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Origin and Evolution of Life, Part 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Start a class exploration explaining the origin of evolution and life on planet Earth with the first of a five part series. Episode one examines the KT Boundary and what it meant in terms of mass extinction. It explores evidence and keys...
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Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The featured movie focuses on the ancestry of our four-footed friends. Find the fundamental pattern of their limbs and vertebrae in fossils of fish. After viewing, biology learners can enjoy interactive websites to zoom in on the...
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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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Charles Darwin, Part 3/3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This delightfully informative series concludes with the publication of DarwinÕs The Origin of Species and subsequent books. This is the final part of a three-part series.
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Digging for Humanity's Origins

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"Is this a good evolutionary adaptation, or is it going to lead us to being the shortest lived hominid species on planet earth?" Listen as Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey discusses our evolution from common ancestry and her work in...
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Human Origins: The Prehistoric Human Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When it comes to the origin of the human species students are full of misconceptions. Clear up the hominid confusion with this evolutionary activity focused on assisting students in understanding prehistoric man and his family tree....
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Who Was Charles Darwin?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
ItÕs one of those big Ideas that changes our view of the world and our place in it. DarwinÕs observations lead him to believe that species, including man, change or evolve over time. This short video focuses on his reluctance to publish...
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Tigers: An Endangered Species

For Students 2nd - 7th
Facts about tigers are packed into a PowerPoint presentation about tigers. The presentation includes great photographs and accompanying text regarding the habitats, diet, lifespan, and physical attributes of tigers. Very interesting!
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Invasive Species

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study exotic and native species, and examine how exotic species can impact native ones. They study how the mute swan effects native species.
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Tree Branch Poems: Exploring Endangered Species Around the Globe

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read stories and collect facts about endangered species around the globe, and create original Cinquain poems and illustrations.
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Maritime Shipping on the Great Lakes and the Link to the Lake Erie Water Snake

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Eager ecology learners read about characteristics of the Lake Erie water snake and the round goby fish. They find that the goby is an invasive species, introduced to Lake Erie in 1990, and has since had an impact on the water snake...
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Word Clues

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young learners develop a deeper understanding of target vocabulary. Working in pairs, students independently complete a series of word clue cards asking them to find various information about key terms including their definition,...
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The Ghostly Origins of the Big Cats

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A lack of fossil records forces scientists to piece together the evolution of the big cats. The PBS Eons video lesson describes the processes scientists use to infer evolutionary details and predict possible species. Scholars get an...
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How do new species form?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders conduct a critical analysis of current evolutionary concepts. They describe how scientists continue to investigate theories. Students examine examples with experimental data that suggest alternative methods of species...
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Great Books The Origin of Species

For Students 7th - 10th
In this "The Origin of Species" video worksheet, students watch the movie and respond to 15 short answer questions regarding its content.
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Evidence for Evolution II

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some scientists believe humans are no longer evolving and have reached their evolutionary peak. In the video, scholars explore Darwin and his published work, The Origin of Species. The instructor discusses Darwin's ideas of biogeography,...

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