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For 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. Students are given 14 terms for which they must give an example of one species that fits the term.
Students examine the molecular studies of organisms that have led to a new era in their understanding of speciation and evolutionary relationships. Students study the allelic frequency of genes controlling specific molecules and assess historical continuity among closely and distantly related species. Students research and work on molecular data.
Tenth graders explain why certain species become extinct. In this life science lesson, 10th graders simulate natural selection through a group activity on whitefish natural selection. They discuss how certain organisms survive and others don't. KWL chart is completed after the lesson.