HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection Lesson Plans
Characteristics of Life Lab Free Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Plan (DOCX) & Answer Key with Membership
Students will learn use their observation skills to determine if an object is living, dead, dormant, a product of a living thing, or never alive using the main characteristics of life.
MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
Published by NGSS Life Science
Peppered Moth Simulation Lesson Plan
Students will simulate how predators locate prey in different environments using forceps, newspaper and colored papers. Students will analyze how color affects an organism's ability to survive in certain environments.
Published by Shannan Muskopf
Evolution by Natural Selection Student Handout
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.
Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
More HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection lesson plans are in the works.