March 25 – 28
Objective: I will learn about the Theory of Evolution as explained by Darwin.
Monday, March 25
Lesson Objective: I will learn about ideas that Darwin learned about while on his journey around the world.
Opener: Please list the three distinctive patterns of biological diversity that Darwin found.
Closer: Where are the Galapagos Islands, and what makes them so special environmentally?
- religious contiinuum discussion
- Read 16.1 in text(click for a link)
- watch “Welcome to the Galopagos Islands”(click for a link)
Tuesday, March 26
Lesson Objective: I will learn about the voyage of the “Beagle”.
Opener: Did Darwin notice that animals in isolated habitats, yet ecologically similar, were also very similar.
Closer: What did Darwin offer as evidence that extinct animals were very similar to living animals.
- Discuss 16.1(click for a link)
- Hand out worksheet 16.1
- assign 16.2
Lesson Objective: I will learn about ideas of other scientists had that helped form Darwin’s thinking.
Opener: Did the giraffe want to grow his neck longer to reach leaves on high trees?
Closer: What is the relationship between fossils and layers of soil on the earth?
- Discuss 16.2 (click for a link)
- Hand out worksheet 16.2
- Hand in Worksheet 16.1
- assign 16.3(click for a link)
Thursday, March 28
Lesson Objective: I will learn about the natural conditions that Darwin suggested contributed to evolution
Opener: Please describe what is meant by the Struggle of Existence.
Closer: In the idea of Survival of the fittest, what are organisms “fit” for?
Week of April 2-5
Objective: To learn about the evidence of Evolution
Tuesday, April 2
Lesson Objective: I will learn about Darwin’s “Natural Selection” of life on earth.
Opener: Give one reason why the statement is NOT true: The goal of natural selection is to produce perfect organisms.”
Closer: In your own words explain the principle of “common descent”.
- Hand out Worksheet 16.3
- Watch Darwin’s idea (click for link) 20 minutes
- Assign 16.4 (Click for a link)
Wednesday, April 3
Lesson Objective: I will learn about the evidence that has been collected to support the Theory of Evolution
Opener: Please state in two sentences what two patterns of geographic distribution have been found that are important to Darwin’s theory.
Closer: What has been found about the embryos of vertebrates that supports the theory of Evolution?
- Hand in Worksheet 16.3
- Discuss 16.4 (click for a link)
- watch video Darwin’s idea
- remember that we have a quizstar quiz tomorrow
Thursday, April 4
Lesson Objective: I will show that I understand Chapter 16, Evolution.
Opener: I will ask questions that I have to help me understand an area that I feel uncertain about.
Closer: I will make note of questions that I did not feel comfortable about on the quiz.
- video What Darwin never knew”
- Quizstar quiz will be take on paper in class and then after school you can retake the exam for a better grade. (click for a link)
Friday, April 5
Lesson Objective: Learn about the Molecular evidence that came after Darwin’s lifetime/ review chapter 16.4
Opener: What is a Homologous structure?
Closer: Explain what an analogous structure is?
- Video Darwin’s Idea
- Work as a group over 16.4 worksheet for 25 minutes
Week of April 8-12
Monday, April 8
Lesson Objective: I will understand material from 16.4/ I will learn about the genetics that Darwin never knew about.
Opener: Describe the variations that Darwin’s finches had in their beak shape and what affect that had on what they ate.
Closer: Who were the people that studied the evolution of beak sizes in the Galapagos Islands long after Darwin?
- video, “What Darwin never knew”
- discuss worksheet 16.4/question review from quizstar
- review for summative exam on Friday
Tuesday, April, 9
Lesson Objective: I will demonstrate that I understand Darwin’s Theory of evolution.
Opener: I will have a question that still puzzles me about the material in Ch 16.
Closer: In reflection, how well did I prepare for this exam.
- Summative exam for Ch. 16