Lamarck vs. Darwin: Introduction to Change in Organisms

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 evolution over generations for both theories, while finches and moths prove one theory superior to the other.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a Venn diagram comparing Lamarck's and Darwin's theories
  • Discuss how knowledge of natural selection helps farmers
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior understanding of genes and genetic variation
Pros

  • Highlights vocabulary words in green
  • Editable presentation makes it easy to fit your needs
Cons

  • None