Human Evolution

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As the great and hilarious Tim Minchin once said, "Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our curiosity." Science is more than just a guess; it is based on questions, observations, and evidence. High schoolers begin the lesson by developing their own questions about evolution, then visit a large assortment of websites to see what evidence is out there to support any answers to the questions. Some may find that there aren't answers to their questions; this is all part of science. 

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Pros

  • Inquiry-based research with several outstanding resources
  • Encourages learners to come to their own understandings and conclusions based on evidence
  • Excellent activities to support Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • Topic could cause controversy or contention 
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