Evolution Teacher Resources
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Pupils research the theory of evolution and the controversy. In this evolution lesson plan students view a film on Charles Darwin then they write an essay about whether or not intelligent design should be taught in science class.
Evidence for Evolution
In this evidence of evolution learning exercise, 10th graders review notes given by referring to the Nelson Biology text, chapter 11/13. Students read the notes and the specified pages in the text.
New! Human Evolution
As the great and hilarious Tim Minchin once said, "Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our curiosity." Science is more than just a guess; it is based on questions, observations, and evidence. High schoolers begin the activity by developing their own questions about evolution, then visit a large assortment of websites to see what evidence is out there to support any answers to the questions. Some may find that there aren't answers to their questions; this is all part of science.
Learners recognize that achievements of human beings throughout human history can be considered part of the ongoing story of human evolution. They research settings such as the biosphere and Mars and write imaginative short stories using those settings.
Students discuss the discovery of a transitional animal, Tiktaalik, and its impact on the theory of evolution. They research theories of evolution and creationism.
The Fossil Evidence for Evolution
Students explore how scientists use fossils to explore how various species have evolved over time. In this fossil lesson students study how to date fossils.
How do we know that the theory of evolution is correct?
Students read passages and view a slide show on the theory of evolution and provide evidence that this theory is correct. In this evolution lesson plan, students read about fossils, anatomy, organs, fetal development, and more.
The Theory of Evolution
In this theory of evolution learning exercise, students will review the role Charles Darwin played in the theory of evolution, natural selection, and adaptations. Students will explore some of the different types of evidence for the theory of evolution. This learning exercise has 6 true or false, 9 fill in the blank, and 7 matching questions.
The Molecular Evidence for Evolution
Students examine molecular evidence, discover the structure of DNA and gain understanding of genetics. In this molecular lesson students compare anatomical evidence with molecular evidence.
Students debate whether teachers should be mandated to present theories challenging evolution in their classrooms. For homework, they write letters to their local school board expressing their own opinions.
Human Evolution: Biology, Bones
Learners will love a weeks worth of bone study. They use bones and characteristics of bones to explore the evolution of hominoids. Bones are compared, categorized, and considered. A great way to bring physical anthropology and material data analysis into the classroom.
Investigating Our Past: Where Did Humans Come From?
Investigate the theories of human evolution. In this research based lesson, learners research and discuss how geographic isolation, interbreeding, generalization, and specialization are factors in the history of humans. Groups work together to present their research. Many links to resources, extension activities, and vocabulary are provided; however, the mentioned printable copies of activity sheets are not.
Students read and analyze an obituary written for Charles Darwin. They are already familiar with Darwin and the theory of evolution. This is an introduction to evolution, or in fact, an introduction to biology.
Sixth graders read about the different types of Humanoid. They examine the different cultural beliefs and their own personal beliefs about evolution. They research the species using the scientific theory about evolution.
The History of the Theory of Evolution
High schoolers investigate Charles Darwin and his contributions to evolutionary science. In this theory of evolution lesson students create a timeline of events and examine scientific advances that contributed to evolutionary science.
Students examine fossils in order to study humans and how humans evolved over time. In this human evolution instructional activity students examine different genetic relationships between humans and other species.
Pupils are introduced to the human stages of evolution. They complete a series of lessons on identifying the cranial structure for various hominids, understanding the timeline involved in human evolution and investigating ancient artifacts.
What is the Evidence for Evolution?
Students identify one object that would tell the story of their lives. In groups, they determine what can and cannot be told from objects left behind. After watching a video, they compare and contrast chicken bones to human bones. To end the lesson, they create a timeline of the Cenozoic Era.
Evolution and Theory
Learners discuss Darwin's theory of evolution. In this biology lesson, students investigate what influenced Darwin's thinking as it relates to Evolution. They discuss pros and cons of Natural Selection.
Is Evolution Just Monkey Business?
Students examine the presentation of the theory of evolution in the science classroom. They define and discuss aspects of evolution, evaluate the presentation of evolutionary theory, and write a persuasive essay.