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.

 
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Fossil Record Experience

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Careful observation of the fossil record provides evidence for evolution.

 
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fossil lab
   

Evolution - Homologous Structures & Embryology

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Things are not always as they seem.

 
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ape skeletons
   

Cladistics

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Derived characteristics in organisms may be used to determine evolutionary relationships

 
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Biological Classification - Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Ideas about how things are classified prompt questions about relationships.

 
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simplified tree
   

Evidence for Evolution - Morphology

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Patterns reveal evolutionary relationships

 
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Real World Example: Adapting To Extreme Ecosystems

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As students work to develop ideas on how humanity will need to change to survive in extreme ecosystems, we look to the icefish for ideas on adapting internal body systems.

 
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icefish chionodraco hamatus
   

Using Cladograms

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Cladograms are much more than pretty pictures. They can be used to answer questions such as, "What did a T-Rex taste like?"

 
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Human Evolution - Comparing Hominid Skulls

7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Documenting similarities and differences between species is fundamental to understanding their biological and evolutionary relationships.

 
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Homologous Structures: Evidence for Evolution

7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore homologous structures as a source of evidence for evolution.

 
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homobones
   

Evolution - The Greatest Show on Earth

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students begin to uncover how the study of evolution has practical applications.

 
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evol
   

Evolution - A Ten-Day Project

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students take control of their own learning.

 
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pbl evolution
   

How Does Evolution Happen?

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Natural selection is not the only force behind evolution.

 
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evolution of man
   

What Did T-Rex Taste Like?

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What did T-Rex taste like - chicken or tuna? We can infer what T-Rex might have tasted like by analyzing branching diagrams called cladograms. A cladogram can be used to answer questions based on shared inheritance.

 
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organisms
   

The Great Fossil Find - Working as a Paleontologist

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What we know and understand about the past can change as we discover new information.

 
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fossilfind
   

What Did T-Rex Taste Like?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using cladograms , students begin to develop an understanding of how classification can provide information about evolutionary relationships of organisms.

 
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trex joke
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