How Evolution Works

Evolution remains a hotly debated topic in society—except among scientists. A progressive video explains the process of evolution from multiple points of view. It focuses on animals and the benefits of evolution to every population over time.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Relate the concepts to plants, which weren't discussed in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA and genes
  • The graphic from 4:13 to 4:19 may not be appropriate for all classrooms, so preview the content before showing to students
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning in 40 languages for English learners
  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
Cons

  • Some animated graphics may be considered inappropriate for high school pupils