Reflection: Student Ownership Evidence For Common Ancestry - Section 2: Activity


As with any new skill, students will need to learn through trial and error how to develop a checklist that is both helpful and includes all of the requirements.  While it is far easier to create and provide students with a checklist, it does not help the students become the independent learners they will need to be, especially in college.  

It is not important that each group creates identical checklists.  As I tell my students, there are a million ways to do this correctly.  As long as the main ideas are addressed (the 3 main parts of the project) and there is a breakdown of tasks (by day or by group member) I allow students to test how well what they created actually works.  I do encourage students to use the rubric, as well as the directions, as a resource as they create their checklist.

It is a good idea to have students critique the usefulness of their checklist at the completion of the project so they can continue to develop this skill throughout the year.

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Evidence For Common Ancestry

Unit 6: Evidence of Common Ancestry
Lesson 12 of 12

Objective: SWBAT create a video that explains the evidence we have for evolution.

Big Idea: Students create a video in the style of some of their favorite "YouTubers" that explains the evidence we have to support evolution.

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