Speciation Teacher Resources
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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.
Migration: Reasons to Move
Students review the reasons humans move around the planet. They focus on migrations to and from communities. Students interview a person who migrated to and from certain regions into the community.
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. Students are given 14 terms for which they must give an example of one species that fits the term.
In this biology learning exercise, students complete 132 multiple choice and short answer questions on various biology related concepts.
What's Down There?
Investigate the coral reefs around Mokolai Island, Hawaii by researching and writing about improving the reef ecosystem. High schoolers map threats to the ecosystem and use the list of key words to assist in their descriptions
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. The types of food collected successfully are logged and combined with results from other lab groups. They repeat the activity with a new set of food that represents what is available after a drought. In this way, they consider the impact of climate change.
Evolution Number Two
Are you looking for evidence that your high schoolers are adapting to the concepts of natural selection and evolution? Assess their knowledge with a pretest and posttest. Naturally, you can select and adapt the worksheet to be the fittest for your group of young Darwinists.
Create a Marine Protected Area
Draw your class in by working together to complete a chart of ocean users and uses. Connect the users to how they use the ocean where possible. Introduce the class to ways that areas of the ocean are protected, and take them to the NOAA website for marine protected areas (MPAs). Draw an imaginary coastline on the board and have volunteers suggest what people, resources, and restrictions they would like to include on the map. Overall, this lesson is not strong, but it would be pertinent to a unit on natural resources or how humans impact the environment.
Review of Evolution
In this review of evolution instructional activity, students complete 50 multiple answer questions on Darwin's theory and the history of life on Earth.
Connecticut Wildlife: Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Our Vertebrate Populations
Young scholars explore the different types of vertebrates found in their area. For this environmental science lesson, students perform a case study on the Common Raven. They analyze data collected from research and create charts and graphs.
Becoming Whales: Experiencing Discoveries of
High schoolers 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.
Students attempt to pick up various objects with a wide variety of beaks, including scissors, spoons, etc.
Using Team Games Tournaments
Students apply Team Games Tournaments, a cooperative studying strategy developed at Johns Hopkins University. They utilize the games as an assessment alternative and/or as a review technique.
Using Team Games Tournaments
Students review the unit on evolution and natural selection by playing a card game. Students take turns drawing a card from the stack and reading the question out aloud. The reader gives an answer. The other students, in turn may pass or challenge an answer. The correct answer earns the student a point.
Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to demonstrate faulting and folding of Earth's crust. A second activity is also included in which individuals research Pangaea, Laurasia, and Gondwana. Plenty of background information and a grading rubric are included to support you with these assignments.
Explore the concept of evolution and cell biology; your class can work in groups to use the internet to view websites on evolution, take a quiz, and complete a lab activity.
Comparative Anatomy: A Continuum
Students design a presentation that trace the development of an organ system through the major phyla of the animal kingdom looking for the relationships between structure and function by documenting adaptations.
Students examine mechanisms behind biological evolution and the theories that feed it, and are able to demonstrate their knowledge of these theories in a story.
Global Warming: Life in a Greenhouse
Students investigate the evidence and consequences of global warming. They read and discuss an article, conduct a debate, evaluate their community's climate statistics, log their gas consumption for a week, and develop a panel discussion on fossil fuels.
How Much Is an Ecosystem Worth?
Students examine the value of ecosystems. They read and analyze an article, evaluate ecosystem services, research the benefits of biomonitors, and design a public service announcement.