Evolution – Diversity of Life

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Scientists noticed animals with backbones share similar bone structure despite having different forms, such as fins, arms, and wings. Young scientists gain an appreciation for evolution by understanding the history of the theory. They learn about the scientists who influenced each other as well as major discoveries supporting the scientific theory.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add the timeline on slide eight to science journals
  • Discuss in more detail why Darwin delayed publishing his findings for more than 25 years
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of scientific theories versus scientific laws
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  • Provides a review of Darwin's theory at the end of the presentation
  • Worksheet aligns with the presentation

  • Includes a few typos