HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity Lesson Plans

  • Worksheet
    Interpreting Graphics - Taxonomy
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Using a concept map, students interpret how how animals are related.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Worksheet
    Dichotomous Key
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students practice using keys on an imaginary creature (Norns).
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Invertebrate Diversity
    Student Handout
    Teacher Notes
     
    Experiment
    Students compare basic characteristics of earthworms, snails, and several arthropods, all of which can be purchased at low cost from local pet stores.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School
  • Worksheet
    Natural Selection and Evidence of Evolution
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    Students match natural selection and evidence of evolution vocabulary terms with their definitions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
    HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Classification of an Echinoderm
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    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
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Henry Dill High School

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