Evolution
   

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Feb 23
Tues
Students will know why natural selection acts on the phenotype rather than the genotype of an organism.

1) Paradigms revisited
2) Darwin's 5 ideas of evolution
) Video from Howard Hughes Medical Institute: "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" on Darwin's life (lecture 1)

Homework: Write Darwin paper from video (typed & spellchecked) RUBRIC format of paper (like this) :

Single spaced block paragraphs, give paragraph of introduction, a paragraph for each dark bullet, and a paragraph of summary.

Typed, grammar, spelling, mechanics, and smooth organization and reading also part of grading points (55 points possible).

Feb 25
Thurs
Students will know variation within a species increases the likelihood that at least some members of a species will survive under changed environmental conditions.

1) Darwin's "Five"
2) Darwin Paper peer evaluated
3) Natural Selection Lab

Homework: Natural Selection lab questions

Mar 1

Mon

Students will know why natural selection acts on the phenotype rather than the genotype of an organism. 1) Natural selection lab due
2) Darwin's 5 reviewed
3) 3 Types of natural selection
4) Natural selection writing about a Corona species
Mar 2
Students will know why natural selection acts on the phenotype rather than the genotype of an organism. 1) peer evaluate species paragraphs and graphs
2) mechanisms of evolution
3) Happy Birthday Earth activity to learn about geologic time (Geologic Timescale at UC Berkeley; What did the continents look like? animated)
Mar 4
  1) Why does understanding evolution matter?
2) Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
3) What upsets equilibrium?
4) Happy Birthday Earth card work
Mar 9
Tues
  1) Happy Birthday Earth card due for your birthday in geological time
2) discussion of speciation, gradualism, punctuated equilibrium, adaptive radiation, microevolution, macroevolution
3) Evolution review
4) Quia.com vocab review