HS-LS4.C: Adaptation


  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation Worksheet
    Natural Selection Worksheet
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) & Answer Key with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    In this evolution by natural selection worksheet, students learn how nature selects advantageous traits called adaptations. This worksheet's focus is on evolutionary vocabulary terms.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-2
    HS-LS4-3
    HS-LS4-4
    HS-LS4-5
    MS-LS4-4 (Benefits of Variation)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation Worksheet
    Vertebrate Worksheet - Taxonomy
    Free Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    In this vertebrate worksheet, students use a concept map to interpret how animals are related.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-1
    HS-LS4-5
    HS-LS4-6
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation Worksheet
    Fingerprint Classification Worksheet
    Free Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students use fingerprints to learn how to create a classification system.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-1
    HS-LS4-5
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation Worksheet
    Dichotomous Key
    Free Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students practice using keys on an imaginary creature (Norns).
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-5
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation Lab Experiment
    Evolution by Natural Selection Lab
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    Lab
    In this evolution by natural selection lab, students start by answering questions on how mice's habitat affects the survival rate of different fur colors of mice. The students simulate the mice using a fork or spoon and a cup and try to eat pom-poms. The pom-poms are different colors, and they reside in different color habitats. Students learn how other evolutionary adaptations contribute to differences in survival and reproductive rates, allowing students to see changing allele frequencies in their modeled population.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-2
    HS-LS4-3
    HS-LS4-4
    MS-LS4-4 (Benefits of Variation)
    MS-LS4-6 (Trait Frequencies)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation Project
    Taxonomy Project - YEAR 2525
    Free Lesson Plan
     
    Project
    Pretending the students are an alien taxonomists, they are to create a taxonomic scheme for the organisms on planet Earth. Students create a dichotomous key, drawings of the organisms, and a food web.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-5
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation Worksheet
    Classification Mnemonic Worksheet
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) & Answer Key with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    In this classification worksheet, students will learn the structure of the Linnaeus’s classification system by creating a mnemonic about how organisms are organized, from the kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, the genus to species.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-1
    HS-LS4-5
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Multimedia
    Survival of the Sneakiest - Comic Strip
    Free Lesson Plan
     
    Multimedia
    This comic follows the efforts of a male cricket as he tries to attract a mate, and in the process, debunks common myths about what it means to be evolutionarily "fit."
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-2
    HS-LS4-4
    MS-LS4-4 (Benefits of Variation)
     
    Published by Josh Frankel

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