3. Student Learning Map

  • Topic:Adaptations / Natural Selection
  • Subject(s):Science
  • Days:15
  • Grade(s):6, 7, 8
Key Learning: Adaptations help organisms to survive. Natural selection produces changes in a population.
Unit Essential Question(s):
 
 
How did all of the organisms on Earth change to appear, behave, and function as they do today?
   
Concept: Adaptations
Concept: Principles of Natural Selection
Concept: Evidence
Lesson Essential Question(s):

Why is an adaptation necessary for species survival? (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

How does natural selection produce change in a population? (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

How do scientists provide support for the theory of evolution through natural selection? (A)
How do scientists provide support for the theory of evolution through natural selection? (ET)
Additional Information:

models, internet, reference books, fossils

Resources:

Vocabulary Report

  • species -
  • variation -
  • fossil -
  • adaptation -
  • mutation -
  • homologous structure -
  • population -
  • vestigial structure -
  • common ancestor -
  • natural selection -
  • embryology -