Speciation Teacher Resources
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The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree
Different islands in the Caribbean have very similar species of anole lizards, which each have their own place in the ecosystem. Researchers did several studies to determine whether the anoles evolved into the different species then migrated to the different islands or evolved independently on each island.
18 mins 6th - 12th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads
Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny
In a fun and interactive two-day lesson, learners sort anole lizard pictures by appearance. Next, they watch a video about the anoles and re-sort based on the information in the video. In addition to physical characteristics, budding biologists look for DNA differences between the anoles and create an evolutionary family tree.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory
The heartbreaking story of Alfred Wallace's loss of collected evidence opens this documentary about the development of the theory of evolution. You will find supportive resources to use with the movie in your biology class.
31 mins 6th - 12th Science 13 Views 8 Downloads
Structural Factors in Evolution
Laboratory activities encourage evolutionary biology scholars to consider homologous structures as evidence of common ancestry. They learn how to formulate phylogenic trees and that environment influences to genetic variation. Activities are pertinent to high school biology courses and in this resource they are explained in detail for your convenience.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 61 Downloads
Right Whales And People
Students study the right whale. draw pictures of right whales and add commercial ships and other human activities to their drawings. They conclude by writing sentences explaining how the whales they have drawn might be affected by the human activities.
K - 2nd Science 5 Views 12 Downloads
Selection and Variation in the Egyptian Origami Bird
Using origami paper birds, your biology class will experiment with mutations and natural selection to determine wing position, length, and width. It would be helpful to provide a worksheet to go with the activity that includes a procedure for creating the birds and for the natural selection exercise.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 57 Downloads
From Genes to Jeans
This unit of lessons is designed for 7th through 9th graders. They are introduced to the world of agriculture and the genetic research and various technologies that are associated with agriculture. Pupils work together to come up with a genetically altered product.
7th - 9th Science 57 Views 216 Downloads
Tell A Migration Story with Photos
Students explore how photography can tell a migration story through the cultural markers it captures. Mission--capture your community with a camera. They are assigned to take pictures that tell the story of your community's cultural heritage and the story of human migration unfolds.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
In this adaptations worksheet, students read about 3 species that have changed over time to adapt to their environment. Students design a squirrel that has adapted to an island habitat that students are assigned. They describe the squirrel's adaptations and why they are beneficial.
7th - 9th Science 13 Views 136 Downloads
Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies)
A video about the impact of climate change on butterfly populations and a PowerPoint about butterfly and bird adaptations warm science learners up for the activity to follow. Using a variety of tools that reprsent unique styles of bird beaks, scientists simulate the collection of food.
5th - 9th Science 25 Views 85 Downloads
Connecticut Wildlife: Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Our Vertebrate Populations
Students explore the different types of vertebrates found in their area. In this environmental science instructional activity, students perform a case study on the Common Raven. They analyze data collected from research and create charts and graphs.
11th - 12th Science 9 Views 24 Downloads
Becoming Whales: Experiencing Discoveries of
Students experience, through a "dig," the historical discovery of fossils which increasingly link whales to earlier land-dwelling mammals. They encounter the intermediate forms which show changes that lead to the modern whale.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 49 Downloads