Evolution: It's a Thing

Evolution is a theory but thank goodness gravity is a law. What is the theory of evolution and what are the facts supporting this theory? Here's a short video that explains how fossils, homologous structures, biogeography, and direct observation give support to this theory.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Pause video after each example and allow learners to ask questions and discuss
  • Ask class members to research and present findings on macroevolution 
Classroom Considerations
  • Video 20 in a series of 40
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Videos related to evolution are embedded 
  • Very interesting and engaging segment on current examples of evolution - genetic makeup of mosquitoes changing due to applications of DDT in China and Italian wall lizards evolving to a new island's food sources
Cons
  • None
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