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What is Natural Selection?
Examine exactly what is meant by natural selection, as well as how it works in nature and through the assistance of humans. Presented with fun graphics and simple narration, the complex topic of natural selection is clearly explained in eight minutes.
9 mins 6th - 12th Science 15 Views 14 Downloads
Introduction to Natural Selection: Darwin & Lamarck
Charles Darwin and Jean Baptiste Lamarck are credited for developing the theory of natural selection. After teaching your beginning biologists about acquired characteristics, they read the included selection and answer questions that follow.
6th - 9th Science 37 Views 31 Downloads
Introduction to Natural Selection
High schoolers develop an understanding of natural selection, specifically, how it unfolds from generation to generation. They work in small groups to perform an experiment using beans. They use a worksheet imbedded in this plan to guide their research.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 161 Downloads
Evolution by Natural Selection
Introduce the topic of evolution and natural selection with visuals, vocabulary, and historical perspective. Budding biologists can examine the evidence on their own by going through the presentation, or the teacher can present to the whole class, stopping for discussion along the way.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 13 Downloads
Evolution vs. Natural Selection
Clear up the confusion between natural selection and evolution with this cartoon. A hand draws diagrams and scenery as a voice narrates. This little feature is ideal for introducing these two concepts to beginning biologists.
3 mins 6th - 9th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Darwin’s Natural Selection Case Studies
This editable learning exercise is set up so that biology pupils read four case studies and identify points that are present in each, such as overproduction, heritable variation, struggle to survive, and differential reproduction. They also predict how each population is likely to change over time.
7th - 12th Science 10 Views 10 Downloads
It's Mr. Anderson, and he's ready to explain natural selection! Be excited, because he has the ability to make scientific biology and genetic functions in terms of natural selection make sense. With great examples and a clear and gentle manner, Mr.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Who Was Charles Darwin?
Students examine how Darwin used the processes of science to support his theory. They distinguish between artificial and natural selection, recognize Darwin's contribution to science. They produce a newspaper describing the times in which Darwin introduced his theory of natural selection, reporting the public reaction to his theory.
10th - 12th Science 14 Views 72 Downloads
Worksheet: The Theory of Natural Selection
Here is yet another variation of the classic activity in which lab groups use different tools to imitate different bird beaks as a demonstration of one of the factors in natural selection. What makes this one unique is that it is on a brightly colored worksheet and is followed by an assignment to write a paragraph about the occurrence of natural selection.
7th - 12th Science 80 Views 127 Downloads
Researching Natural Selection
Eleventh graders explore natural selection using an interactive online website. In this biology lesson, 11th graders research about a specific natural selection topic. They create a visual aid about it and share their findings in class.
11th Science 14 Views 46 Downloads
Natural Selection - The Mechanism of Evolution
A sufficient slide show on natural selection is available to use with your biology class. It introduces viewers to foundations of this mechanism of evolutionary change. Notes are provided to support your lecture on genetic variation and the three types of selection: directional, stabilizing, and disruptive.
9th - 12th Science 31 Views 76 Downloads
Beans and Birds: A Natural Selection Simulation
Students solve the following problem concerning the evolution of seed color in pinto bean plants: "How does natural selection change the frequency of genes or traits over many generations?" They use the constructivist approach to studying as they work in teams to design and conduct an experiment that solves this natural selection "problem.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 49 Downloads
Natural Selection Foldable
Students examine and identify examples of species that developed as a result of immigration, genetic drift, and adaptive radiation. They conduct Internet research and define key vocabulary terms, and use their species example on their Natural Selection Foldable.
8th - 9th Science 16 Views 101 Downloads
Learners produce a newspaper describing the times during which Charles Darwin introduced the theory of natural selection. In this evolution lesson, students make observations and explore the role of observation in Charles Darwin's work. They use multimedia tools and newspapers to help them create a newspaper about Darwin's times and work.
9th - 12th Science 17 Views 53 Downloads
Who Gets Eaten? A Study of Natural Selection
Fourth graders represent a new predator on a population of colored worms. They mathematically determine the effect of the new predator on the survival and reproductive rates of the worms, simulating natural selection at work.
4th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads