This PowerPoint provides a nice visual representation for calculating the volume of rectangular prisms and cubes. The slides are easy to read and neat. The first slide after the title page could use some directions as it is unclear what to do, although it appears to have the students count bases, faces, edges and vertices. The remaining slides do a nice job of defining volume units and showing how to calculate the volume of these figures. Students are given the opportunity to practice a calculation at the end. This is a well done PowerPoint that would greatly compliment a lesson on volume of rectangular prisms and cubes.
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In these lessons plans, students will explore scientific databases to understand evolutionary relationships between organisms. Through a variety of activities, students will create and interpret phylogenetic trees, navigate scientific databases of fossil data, create hypotheses about plant migration over time. Students will create manipulative phylogenetic trees, mine data from the Neotoma website, map the migration of magnolia and hemlock since the Last Glacial Maximum using fossil-pollen data, and infer the relatedness of organisms using fossil-pollen data. Students will also explore the applications of using fossil-pollen data to predict the outcome of global climate change.
By utilizing data from scientific databases, experiencing a Socratic seminar discussion, and participating in inquiry-based practices, this curriculum unit will engage students in the use and importance of synthetic research as it applies to evolutionary biology. Students will understand how the significance and utility of synthetic research, and create hypotheses that predict how global climate change will affect the geographic ranges of organisms.