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Online Lessons for Teachers: Learning Evolution

LESSON 4: 

How Does Evolution Work?

Assessment Rubric

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Activity One—
Breeding Bunnies

Students complete the lab simulation independently. They calculate the gene frequencies and plot the data accurately. Students can knowledgeably discuss the impact of environmental forces on the frequency of genes in a population.

Students need assistance to complete the lab simulation. They need help calculating the gene frequencies and have trouble discussing the impact of environmental forces on the frequency of genes in a population.

Students have difficulty completing the lab simulation. They cannot calculate the gene frequencies or discuss the impact of environmental forces on the frequency of genes in a population.

Activity Two—
Flashy Fish

Students follow the lab simulation easily. They test their hypotheses with adequate evidence and can explain the interplay between selection factors in a population of guppies.

Students follow the lab simulation instructions but have trouble creating an experiment to test their hypothesis. Students can explain natural and sexual selection but do not understand how they relate.

Students have trouble completing the lab simulation. They do not understand how to choose or test a hypothesis. They cannot explain natural selection nor sexual selection.


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