MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity


  • MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity Lab Experiment
    Examining the Fossil Record Lab
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    Lab
    Students analyze the characteristics of fossils, organize paper "fossils" to show change over time by developing an evolutionary tree based on the morphology and age of fossils.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-1
    MS-LS4-1 (Fossils)
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity Worksheet
    Dichotomous Key
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    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
  • MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity Lab Experiment
    Classification of an Echinoderm
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    Lab
    To understand how the starfish relates to its classification. Students will give three characteristics of each animal, so they can identify the organism. All students will discuss the relationship between the arthropods and echinoderms.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Henry Dill
  • MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity Lab Experiment
    Vertebrate Classification Challenge
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    Lab
    Students practice a vertebrate classification using the organisms discussed in the Prentice Hall textbook called the Parade of Life: Animals.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS2-5 (Biodiversity)
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity Lab Experiment
    Invertebrate Classification Challenge
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    Lab
    Students practice an invertebrate classification using the organisms discussed the Prentice Hall textbook called the Parade of Life: Animals.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS2-5 (Biodiversity)
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe

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