Lesson Plan

Adaptations Over Time

How do organisms change over time?
Owen S.
Classroom teacher
Sutton Secondary School
Sutton, NE
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My Grades 7, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
Objectives

Students will be able to explain how living things adapt to changing surroundings.

Students will be able to explain "survival of the fittest" and what the outcomes of natural selection are.

This lesson can be done using an iPad or a laptop computer.

Subjects
Science
Grades 7
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Millions of species of plants, animals, and other organisms live on Earth today. Do you suppose that they are exactly the same they were when they first appeared-or have any of them changed?

Activity: Conversing

Have students develop and explain your hypothesis to the question: Do you suppose that they are exactly the same they were when they first appeared-or have any of them changed?

Student Instructions

Do you suppose that they are exactly the same they were when they first appeared-or have any of them changed? Explain your hypothesis.

2 Biological Change Autotuned

Have students read about biological species changing and watching the video at:http://www.sciencebuzz.org/kiosks/smm/evolution.

Student Instructions

Check out how biological species change over time @ http://www.sciencebuzz.org/kiosks/smm/evolution

 

3 Myths and Misconceptions about Evolution

TED
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Have students discuss their view of what evolution is.

Following the discussion have them watch this TedED clip about the myths and misconceptions about evolution

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/myths-and-misconceptions-about-evolution-alex-gendler

Student Instructions

Watch this TedEd video about the Myths and misconceptions about Evolution :http://ed.ted.com/lessons/myths-and-misconceptions-about-evolution-alex-gendler

4 What is Evolution?

Have students write a paragraph explain what evolution is and what mechanisms it works through.

Student Instructions

Explain what evolution is. Answer the questions: What is evolution? What processes does evolution work through? What is fitness? Can an organism evolve within it's lifetime?