Training Trees

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Each branch of a phylogenetic represents a species, and you can trace each one back through history. A short video, the fourth of seven, introduces phylogenetic trees and the online game lab used in the unit. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • After watching the video, work through the first puzzle on the first level as a demonstration
Classroom Considerations

  • Video best fits as the introduction to the seven-part unit
  • Relies on prior knowledge of evolution and fossil records
Pros

  • Works to link prior knowledge to future learning
  • Graphics clearly support the ideas discussed
Cons

  • None