Modeling for Understanding Natural Selection

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Instructional Time: 30 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: argumentation, theory, species, mechanism, evolution, adaptation, variation, natural selection, explanation, claim, model, fossil, anatomy
Instructional Component Type(s): Unit/Lesson Sequence
Instructional Design Framework(s): Argumentation
Resource Collection: iCPALMS

Aligned Standards

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Aligned Access Points

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Recognize that some living things produce very large numbers of offspring to ensure that enough survive to continue the species (a condition for natural selection).

Recognize that some living things, such as fish and turtles, produce very large numbers of offspring because most will die as a result of dangers in the environment before they grow up.

Recognize that animals produce offspring.

Recognize that changes in the genes of a species can affect the characteristics of their offspring.

Identify the basic process used in scientific investigations, including questioning, observing, recording, determining, and sharing results.

Recognize a process used in science to solve problems, such as observing, following procedures, and recognizing results.

Recognize that scientific knowledge can be challenged or confirmed by new investigations and reexamination.

Recognize that what is known about science can change based on new information.

Identify major contributions of scientists.

Recognize that scientific theories are supported by evidence and agreement of many scientists.

Identify ways models are used in the study of science.

Recognize ways models are used in the study of science.

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