Evidence of Evolution Stations

BioHero
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Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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Pages
42 pages
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BioHero
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Description

Get your students fully engaged as they travel on a journey to examine fossil evidence, discover how relative dating and radiometric dating work, compare homologous and vestigial structures, embryological evidence, analyze DNA evidence, research antibiotic resistance with a webquest, and even complete a geological time scale. The Evidence of Evolution Stations has students rotating to 8 different stations to analyze these different forms of evidence. Activity is designed for any middle school or high school class studying evolution and takes approximately 3 to 4 (50 minute) class periods to complete all 8 stations. Activity is fully NGSS aligned.

Activity Includes:

  • Teacher directions and tips
  • Student question guide and Reflection Sheet
  • Station Directions and activity materials
  • Answer Key

Note to Teachers: I created these stations because I found that I used to just lecture about evolution and have students take notes about all these topics. Although I had a lot of good stuff to share, I was looking for a way to spice up my unit. I wanted students to do some more hands-on learning and exploration with this unit. Pretty soon this activity became the staple of my entire unit. My students loved it, and I'm sure your students will too.

Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-LS4-1: Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.

MS-LS4-2: Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.

MS-LS4-3: Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.

Thank you for your interest. As always, please rate and follow me for all my updates and new activities.

Thank you,

BioHero

(Brian Sanford)

Total Pages
42 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days
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Standards

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NGSSMS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment. Emphasis is on using simple probability statements and proportional reasoning to construct explanations.
NGSSMS-LS4-2
Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships. Emphasis is on explanations of the evolutionary relationships among organisms in terms of similarity or differences of the gross appearance of anatomical structures.
NGSSMS-LS4-1
Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past. Emphasis is on finding patterns of changes in the level of complexity of anatomical structures in organisms and the chronological order of fossil appearance in the rock layers. Assessment does not include the names of individual species or geological eras in the fossil record.
NGSSMS-LS4-3
Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy. Emphasis is on inferring general patterns of relatedness among embryos of different organisms by comparing the macroscopic appearance of diagrams or pictures. Assessment of comparisons is limited to gross appearance of anatomical structures in embryological development.

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