This unit includes resources, such as slideshows, an activity, and labs, on Evolution for high school biology students. This unit is part of the Developing Biology course.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12





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SCI.9-11.2.B: Science

know that hypotheses are tentative and testable statements that must be capable of being supported or not supported by observational evidence. Hypotheses of durable explanatory power which have been tested over a wide variety of conditions are incorporated into theories;

SCI.9-11.2.C: Science

know scientific theories are based on natural and physical phenomena and are capable of being tested by multiple independent researchers. Unlike hypotheses, scientific theories are well-established and highly-reliable explanations, but they may be subject to change as new areas of science and new technologies are developed;

SCI.9-11.2.E: Science

plan and implement descriptive, comparative, and experimental investigations, including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology;

SCI.9-11.2.G: Science

analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data; and

SCI.9-11.2.H: Science

communicate valid conclusions supported by the data through methods such as lab reports, labeled drawings, graphic organizers, journals, summaries, oral reports, and technology-based reports.

SCI.9-11.3.A: Science

in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;

SCI.9-11.7.C: Science

analyze and evaluate how natural selection produces change in populations, not individuals;

SCI.9-11.7.D: Science

analyze and evaluate how the elements of natural selection, including inherited variation, the potential of a population to produce more offspring than can survive, and a finite supply of environmental resources, result in differential reproductive success;

SCI.9-11.7.E: Science

analyze and evaluate the relationship of natural selection to adaptation and to the development of diversity in and among species;
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-08-29.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a combination of 5 activities. The PowerPoint is an excellent introduction for students. The formatting of the slide-show presentation is a great tool for ELL and general biology students. The next several activities may be done in a group or as an individual. One activity includes a lab and utilizes the scientific method and asks students to answer questions in that order. The sorting activity is scaffolded for the ELL learner. The resource is easily found in the science folder.
sweetmiracle Ohio
August 13, 2009

These activities are simple, yet they encourage students to think,

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