HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection Lesson Plans

  • Lab Experiment
    Characteristics of Life Lab
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) & Answer Key with Membership
     
    Experiment
    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.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-3
    HS-LS4-2
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Class Activity
    Peppered Moth Simulation
    Lesson Plan
     
    Activity
    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.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-2
    HS-LS4-3
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • 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-LS4-2
    HS-LS4-3
    HS-LS4-4
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty

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