Speciation Teacher Resources
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Students examine several maps of California exhibiting features such as precipitation, topography, and vegetation. They look for patterns that might be the source of or influence biodiversity in different regions. They pay particular attention to the endemic species of California.
9th - 12th Science
History of the Earth
Pupils 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
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
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
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.