The Making of a Theory—Fact or Fiction

Two scientists, two independent studies, two similar theories! A video lesson presents the work of Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace that led to their theories on evolution. Scholars then evaluate statements and provide evidence to support or refute each.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the video as homework if time is an issue
  • Incorporate as a performance task during a unit on evolution
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects basic knowledge of evolution and natural selection
  • Includes a detailed answer key
  • Provides several teaching tips to help plan for the lesson
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