Grandma's Learning to Text

Evolution happens over generations, so how do we observe it? Scholars learn to look for patterns and create cladograms. Then they apply those lessons to the evolution of technology over many generations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the zebra evolution portion by introducing the okapi and share that it is in fact not related to a zebra despite the black and white stripes
  • Other ideas for the evolution of technology portion include watches, televisions, lighting, and cars
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies strongly on a prior knowledge of speciation
Pros

  • Follows a 5E format
  • Includes teaching tips throughout
  • Provides a rubric for grading the final poster assignment
Cons

  • None