HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection Lesson Plans

  • Class Activity
    Evolution by Natural Selection
    Student Handout
    Teacher Notes
     
    Activity
    Principles of natural selection are demonstrated by a simulation involving different color pompoms on different color and texture habitats and student feeders equipped with different types of feeding implement. Students learn how different adaptations contribute to differences in survival and reproductive success, which results in changing frequencies of genotypes in the populations.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
    HS-LS4.C: Adaptation
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School
  • Worksheet
    Evolution Study Guide
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    Students will be able to explain the modern theory of evolution, including: natural selection, the evolution of populations, fossils, Darwin's finches, gene pools, evidence and more important concepts. Hand out this worksheet before introducing evolution. Students are to fill in this worksheet while you teach. Students then use this worksheet as a central place to study from to prepare for a test or quiz.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
    HS-LS4.C: Adaptation
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science 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
  • Multimedia
    Natural Selection in Populations (Flash Player Required)
    Multimedia
     
    Multimedia
    Students change the beak size and precipitation parameters and watch how populations of finches survive and thrive or die off based upon their adaptations. Good animation for students to see how natural selection works with populations.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
    HS-LS4.C: Adaptation
     
    Published by EDC High School
  • Multimedia
    Natural Selection Game (Flash Player Required)
    Multimedia
     
    Multimedia
    Students use the animation to learn how natural selection influenced populations of peppered moths. Great game where students get to pretend they are a bird and eat camouflaged peppered moths. You will need to have [url="http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-SHOCKWAVE" target="_blank"]Adobe Shockwave[/url] installed to use this animation.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
     
    Published by Techapps High School

More HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection lesson plans are in the works.
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