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Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.

 
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Building a cladogram (Part 2/3)

Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Today students act like a modern evolutionary biologists who are appointed to redesign a natural history museum. They must build a cladogram of the specimens before the big move.

 
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Welcome to My Museum (Part 1/3)

Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Today students will travel back in time to 1775 to become students of Carl Linneaus. There, he will assign them the task to remodel the museum created by his predecessor in 1700.

 
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The ABC's of BAF (Brain Anatomy & Function)!

High School Science » Unit: Brain Anatomy and Function
High School Science » Unit: Brain Anatomy and Function
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Our brain is the computer that runs our body; It has different parts of that function together to execute bodily tasks.

 
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Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Ever wondered what you had in common with fish, yeast, dogs, and monkeys? Find out today by analyzing the cytochrome c gene sequence.

 
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Biology » Unit: Viruses
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Ebola, Dengue and bacteriophages, oh my! Turn the classroom into a virus zoo by creating virus models and comparing their evolution.

 
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Evolution & Extinction (Day 1/2)

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In the first day of this two-day lesson, students explore the biological history of evolution, and how that related to the geological fossil record

 
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Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Evaluate your cladogram by comparing it with cladograms of monophyletic, paraphyletic, and polyphyletic origin, then decide which is the best.

 
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Darwin @ the Comics! (#1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: 6) Exploring Change ("The Theory of Natural Selection")
High School Biology » Unit: 6) Exploring Change ("The Theory of Natural Selection")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Charles Darwin and his Theory are interpreted in widely different ways by equally different people. Comics can be used to convey these ideas in graphical ways.

 
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Thinking Inside the Box (Exploring the Internal Anatomy of the Brain)!

High School Science » Unit: Brain Anatomy and Function
High School Science » Unit: Brain Anatomy and Function
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Although great in complexity the brain's highly condensed size aids in its ability to control all functions of the body.

 
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Using Biotechnology to Classify Domains

Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Simulations are a great way for students to understand how living things are placed into domains.

 
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Evolution, part 2

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 4-Organisms and Evolution
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 4-Organisms and Evolution
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The theory of evolution is supported by real evidence that cannot be discounted.

 
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Biology » Unit: Viruses
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Ebola, Dengue and bacteriophages, oh my! Turn the classroom into a virus zoo by constructing virus models and comparing virus evolution.

 
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The Story of the Three Little Pigs & the Nature of Science (#1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: 6) Exploring Change ("The Theory of Natural Selection")
High School Biology » Unit: 6) Exploring Change ("The Theory of Natural Selection")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Scientific theories are built from various supporting evidences and, like the Three Little Pigs' construction experience, some are like straw and stick, while the strongest are made of brick!

 
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Classification, part 3- What is that?

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 4-Organisms and Evolution
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 4-Organisms and Evolution
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Binomial Nomenclature and dichotomous keys are useful processes for naming new organisms.

 
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Tracking Trends: Using Fossils for Evidence of Climate Change (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let your students explore ancient climate change using leaf fossil data to make connections between global temperature changes and carbon emissions.

 
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