Speciation Teacher Resources
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Feeding in the Flow
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has developed a tremendous library of ocean-themed lessons that can be used in a variety of science settings. "Feeding in the Flow" is one of those activities; Its focus is on the 2006 Exploring Ancient Coral Gardens Expedition and the morphology of coral reefs.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Organizing Principles of Plants and Animals
Three lessons and five assessments are contained in this material. Various paper shapes are sorted as a simulation of biological classification. Learners gather a list of living things that they are familiar with and design a classification system for them.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 29 Downloads
History of the Earth
Learners work together in groups to research the characteristics of the Mesozoic Era. Using various sources, they must include information about climate, landforms, plants and animals found during this time period. They create a timeline on banner paper and connect it with the other groups in the class.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Fish Parasite Survey
Students count nematodes, cestodes and crustaceans on approximately one-hundred and fifty fish. They fill out autopsy reports for external and internal parasites then complete and discuss guide questions to make inferences about parasite evolution.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Studying Species By Examining the Evolution of the Canidae Family
Students read an article on the characteristics of wolves and dogs then complete a phylogenetic tree of the canid family. They then write an essay justifying why or why not wolves and dogs should be classified as different species.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Fish Parasite Survey
Students survey and dissect as many fish as possible. They count nematodes, cestodes and crustaceans on the fish, fill out autopsy reports, and transfer data to a chalkboard data table. Students graph the results of the entire class and explore coevolution.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Spider Activities, Experiments and Projects
Students examine seven spiders and put them into two or three groups based on their structural similarities. In groups, they create a cladogram proposing possible ancestral relationships. Students design an experiment related to their spiders' behavior and describe it in detail.
7th - 12th Science 4 Views 15 Downloads
Studying Species by Examining the Evolution of the Canidae Family
Students examine the definition of species. Students complete a phylogentic tree of the Canidae family. They write an essay justifying why or why not wolves and dogs should be classified as different species.
9th - 10th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Species Diversity and Phylogeny
Students explore the classification system of organisms: taxonomy. They examine prepared slides of Protozoans and record information on a Taxonomy Recording Sheet. Two additional classifying activities are also included in this lesson.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 34 Downloads
Critical Analysis of Evolution
Tenth graders discuss anomalies in nature and science. They discuss times that anomalies led to the collection of data that explained the phenomena and contributed to changing scientific understandings. Students work in groups to research different aspects of evolutionary theory.
10th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Little Red Riding Hood Meets A Golden Retriever?
Students explore how dogs evolved from wolves. They discuss the similarities and differences between dogs and wolves. Students research wolves and two dog breeds. They rewrite "Little Red Riding Hood" where the main character encounters a Maltese or a Golden Retriever instead of a wolf.
1st - 5th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Evolution: Finch on the Galapagos Islands
A writing prompt instructs science students to describe a series of events that sequences the arrival of the ancestral species of finch on the Galapagos Islands. The assignment guides young researchers with sixteen key concepts, and limits the page number to one double-spaced page.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 49 Downloads
The Benthic Drugstore
Young scholars examine active chemicals that are in marine invertebrates and how they act to fight diseases. In this marine lesson plan students identify three pharmacologically-active chemicals, describe their disease fighting action and infer why sessile marine invertebrates appear to be a promising new source of drugs.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 28 Downloads