Best Practice High School

UNIT 3: EVOLUTION - AS FACT, AS THEORY, ORIGINS OF LIFE, HUMAN EVOLUTION

STANDARDS:

DAY ONE:

WHAT IS EVOLUTION?
FISH ACTIVITY
EVOLUTION AS FACT AND THEORY QOD: URSINE EVOLUTION
HW: Reading notes pp. 269-271 and ? 1-4 p. 271

 

DAY TWO:

EVOLUTION AS FACT: EVIDENCE
1) ANATOMICAL- Embryos, homologous structures, vestigal organs
2) BIOCHEMICAL- DNA, RNA, ATP
3) PHYSICAL- fossil record, carbon dating
REVIEW HW p. 271
INTERPRETING EVIDENCE:  TRACKS!
DIVERSITY OF LIFE INQUIRY LAB: GRASSHOPPERS AND HAND SPAN
QOD SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST CARTOON
HW: 1) List 4 pieces of evidence for evolution   2) What is the fossil record?  What does it tell us?

 

DAY THREE: EVOLUTION VIDEO - Darwin, Natural Selection, Speciation (students take notes for quiz)

 

DAY FOUR: EVOLUTION AS THEORY: DARWIN VS. LAMARCK
FINISH DIVERSITY LAB
QOD: MOVEMENT ON TO LAND CARTOON
HW: Read section pp. 291-293 and p. 295 ? 1-2

 

DAY FIVE: ORIGINS OF LIFE
FANTASIA VIDEO AND ORIGIN OF LIFE WORKSHEET
TIMELINE OF LIFE ON EARTH
GENETIC ENGINEERING/ENDANGERED SPECIES SCENARIOS DEBATE/DISCUSSION
HW: Timeline Worksheet

 

DAY SIX: HUMAN EVOLUTION
-discussion of missconceptions
GROUP PRESENTATIONS ON HUMAN ANCESTORS
SKULL TREE ACTIVITY- Students arrange skulls in order from common ancestor to
the present and draw their prediction of humans in the year 4001
QOD: TRUE OR FALSE/PRIMATE CARTOON
HW: Read section 32-4 and answer ?'s p.764 1-3

 

DAY SEVEN: REVIEW EVOLUTION - STUDY GUIDE
STUDENTS DISCUSS AND PRESENT SKULL TREE TO CLASS
WORK ON INTEGRATED UNIT: EVOLUTION FABLE
HW: Evolution Study Guide and STUDY for exam

 

DAY EIGHT:

ASSESSMENT OF EVOLUTION - UNIT EXAM
DISCUSSION OF EVOLUTION ARTICLE-  WILL HUMANS EVOLVE?

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Last Update: August, 24 2000

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