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Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.

 
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Using Student Doodles to Introduce the Concept of Evolution and Natural Selection

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use student drawings in this engaging activity to explore the concept of natural selection.

 
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Antibiotic Lab Investigation (Day 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: 1) Intro to Science ("Investigations by Design")
High School Biology » Unit: 1) Intro to Science ("Investigations by Design")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Bacterial infections, the use of antibiotics, and their increasing resistance to many antibiotics is a growing and widespread issue for medical science. Students will investigate this issue in a hands-on lab.

 
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Natural Selection: Problem Solving

7th Grade Science » Unit: Adaptation: Natural Selection
7th Grade Science » Unit: Adaptation: Natural Selection
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
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infograms make learning complicated steps easier!

 
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peppered moth story
   

Antibiotic Lab Investigation (Day 2 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: 1) Intro to Science ("Investigations by Design")
High School Biology » Unit: 1) Intro to Science ("Investigations by Design")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Bacterial infections, the use of antibiotics, and their increasing resistance to many antibiotics is a growing and widespread issue for medical science. Students will investigate this issue in a hands-on lab.

 
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Create a Creature: Exploring Adaptations

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Give your students the opportunity to explore adaptations as they create their own fictional organism and describe their rationale for each feature they imagine!

 
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Putting it All Together: Evolving Ideas in Evolution

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use engaging video clips to hook students into an in depth discussion about evolution and natural selection all around us!

 
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Antibiotic Lab Investigation (Day 3 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: 1) Intro to Science ("Investigations by Design")
High School Biology » Unit: 1) Intro to Science ("Investigations by Design")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Bacterial infections, the use of antibiotics, and their increasing resistance to many antibiotics is a growing and widespread issue for medical science. Students will investigate this issue in a hands-on lab.

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

"Don't drink pond water!" "Wash your hands!" Today, find out why your mother is always right.

 
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giardia spp infected gerbil intestine
   

Who are the Creatures in Your Neighborhood?

High School Science » Unit: Ecology
High School Science » Unit: Ecology
Taylor Wichmanowski
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

You don't have to go far to study ecology... nature's byzantine machinations are always at work around us.

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

Malaria is a disease that ravages the world. Is it important to spray to control one of the host organisms? Students decide in today's lesson.

 
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The Orange Circle Theory (Day #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:

The Theory of Natural Selection can be thought of an on-going cycle whereby generations of populations encounter an ever changing environment that selects winners and losers. To the winners go the spoils!

 
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Attack of the Superbugs!

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

Do you really need to finish all the antibiotics that your doctor prescribes? Find out today.

 
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The Orange Circle Theory (Day #2 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:

The Theory of Natural Selection can be thought of an on-going cycle whereby generations of populations encounter an ever changing environment that selects winners and losers. To the winners go the spoils!

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

Ever wonder how model organisms are used to explain how eukaryotes evolved? Find out today.

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

What makes some humans better adapted to resist malaria? Find out in today's lesson.

 
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1911 sickle cells
Next Gen Science
 
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