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Online Lessons for Teachers: Learning Evolution

LESSON 3: 

What Is the Evidence for Evolution?

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Activity One—
Evolution and Time

Students create a detailed journal entry. They demonstrate an understanding of how scientists can describe the ecology of a certain time period by studying geologic formations and the fossil record. They calculate their geologic birthday and include detailed information about the selected time period.

Students create a journal entry but have difficulty relating the geologic formations and the fossils found to the ecology of the time period. They have trouble calculating their geologic birthday but include detailed information about the selected time period.

Students spend little time exploring the geologic time chart. Their journal entry lacks detail. They have trouble calculating their geologic birthday and include little information about the selected time period.

Activity Two—
Evidence Of Evolution WebQuest

Students find five or more different examples of evidence for evolution and put them on their group chart. They explain their evidence very clearly and accurately. Students answer questions asked by classmates, showing reasonable depth of understanding.

Students find only three or four different pieces of evidence for evolution and put them on their group chart. They explain their evidence with some detail. Students answer most of the questions asked by classmates.

Students do not find any (or only a single example) of evidence for evolution. They cannot explain their evidence very clearly or answer questions asked by classmates.


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