Lesson Plan

Adaptation and Evolution

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Um may be the atomic symbol for confusion, but it won't be needed in this lesson. Scholars rotate through seven stations completing experiments, hands-on activities, writing exercises, and analysis. Stations include material on homologous structures, Darwin's finches, natural selection, animal adaptations, fossils, and comparative anatomy. This is the first lesson in a series of two.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Offer a rubric for grading the essays assigned at the end of some of the stations
Classroom Considerations
  • Groups should be at each station for 20 to 25 minutes and may need to be reminded to keep to that time frame
  • Some activities are to be completed in groups and some are individual, so carefully consider where you set up each station with this in mind
  • Station one requires running water
  • The first lesson in a series of two​
Pros
  • Includes extension ideas appropriate for all students
  • Provides multiple strategies for differentiation
Cons
  • Does not include an answer key
  • Missing some of the required pictures for station seven
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