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Classroom Resources In this three-part lesson, students learn about natural selection, the mechanism that drives evolution. They begin by discussing the evolution of the eye and how even a complex organ can evolve through natural selection. Then they divide into groups to learn about genetic variation, adaptation, and sexual selection and report their findings back to the class. Finally, students analyze data to determine how the beak length of Galápagos finches evolves according to environmental factors. 1. Show the Evolution of the Eye video and have students read the corresponding backgrounder.

The Zoo of You By Neil Shubin Posted 10.26.09 NOVA You may not feel much like a shark, fruit fly, or worm, but you share many aspects of your anatomy and physiology with these and all other animals on Earth. All the various bits and pieces of you–organs, bones, nerves, even your genes–show up in different but fundamentally similar forms in other animals, in some cases animals that lived half a billion years ago, revealing how all creatures on Earth, including you, are just variations on a theme. Launch Interactive Peppered Moth Simulation Name:______________________________________________ Objective: Simulate changes in moth population due to pollution and predation, and observe how species can change over time. Introduction: Charles Darwin accumulated a tremendous collection of facts to support the theory of evolution by natural selection.

BluePeopleLab Fourni par Traduction Biology Lab The. Earth & Space Science Essential Science for Teachers Exploring topics that range from soil to the solar system, Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science provides participants the opportunity to increase their science content knowledge and develop new understandings of how this content connects to K - 6 classrooms. The Geologic Timeline "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" is an age-old question. But, what about things that happened long before there were chickens OR eggs? For Further Information When you see the following icon in the video, click at left for "A Closer Look"

Evolution and Natural Selection Nature encourages no looseness, pardons no errors - Ralph Waldo Emerson I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term Natural Selection. A suggested project-based evolution unit for high school: teaching content through application In Search of..... - Narrarated by Leonard Nimoy, In search of was a 30 minute syndicated show that covered a wide range of paranormal topics. It pioneered a lot of the methodology that ... Search Engine -

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students by Drs. Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty, University of Pennsylvania The expression "hands-on, minds-on" summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in these activities - namely, that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts. Many of our activities are explicitly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, as indicated by (NGSS) in the descriptions below and the links to the right.

Earth Science - Earth Science Evolution in New York State's Physical Setting/Earth Science Core Curriculum Key Idea 1: The Earth and celestial phenomena can be described by principles of relative motion and perspective. People have observed the stars for thousands of years, using them to find direction, note the passage of time, and to express their values and traditions. As our technology has progressed, so has understanding of celestial objects and events.