Unit Plan: Evolution and Natural Selection
Science / Grade 7
Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
Students will keep considering…
Teachers should consider how summative assessments should be based on clear criteria and include a variety of ways for students to show demonstrate their learning.
- Students are able to explain why living things change over time and how these changes affect biodiversity.
Teacher will monitor progress:
Teachers can monitor progress through ongoing formative assessment including but not limited to:
How will teachers and their students reflect on and evaluate the completed project?
- What aspects of the unit went well
- What did students struggle with
- What did you struggle with?
- What would you add/revise the next time you taught this unit?
- Were there any unintended outcomes?
- Were students engaged?
Evolution and Natural Selection
In this unit, students learn about the basics of evolution and natural selection by speculating about what might happen following a natural disaster three hundred years in the future.
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Curricular Competencies & Content
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