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Evidence and Mechanisms of Evolution

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CLASS Week 9-11

UNIT: Evidence and Mechanisms of Evolution  

 

CLASS 9 M 

OBJECTIVES:   

•Distinguish between the scientific and everyday usage of the word Theory 

•Describe how the process of natural selection leads to adaption and evolution   

•Discuss the other forces that lead to evolution of populations 

·Differentiate between the results of natural selection and genetic drift on a population 

 

Before class: D2L •   

 

HOMEWORK:

•Reading assignment 15.2, 15.3 (p. 300 only)

 

ACTIVITIESPowerPoint CH 15 & 1 with clicker questions and Active Learning slides from text

Think-Share Pair difference between everyday usages of word Evolution and scientific usage.

Question 1 What is wrong with Lamarck’s explanation of evolution?


 

Learning Goal 

Assessment 

Activities 

Resources 

Distinguish between the scientific and everyday usage of the word Theory 

 

Report out of think pair share 

Think/pair/share 

 

Describe how the process of natural selection leads to adaption and evolution  

 

 

 

Discuss the other forces that lead to evolution of populations 

Clicker questions and Active Learning slides from text 

PowerPoint CH 15 & 1 with clicker questions and Active Learning slides from text 

PowerPoint  

Differentiate between the results of natural selection and genetic drift on a population 

 

 

 

 

Identify and correct misconceptions on natural selection processes 

 

Turn in group answer 

What is wrong with Lamarck’s explanation of evolution? 

 

·Work in diverse groups 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Weekend 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Concept 1.1, 1.4, 15.1 

BlackBoard Quiz CH 1 & 15 

 

Week 9 

 

Reading assignment 15.2, 15.3 (p. 300 only)

 

 

 

Reading assignment for Wed. 16.1 

Blackboard quiz 

16.1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

CLASS 9 W 

 

 

OBJECTIVES:   

•Discuss the types of evidence for evolution 

 HOMEWORK:  

•Reading assignment for Wed. 16.1 

ACTIVITIESPowerPoint CH 15 & 1 with clicker questions and Active Learning slides from text plus evolution misconceptions from Berkeley evolution site 

 

 

CLASS 10 W 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24 2012 

OBJECTIVES:   

• Use examples from evolutionary developmental biology examples to show that all structures come from existing structures and don’t arise because organisms “need” them. 

 HOMEWORK:  

read 17.1, 17.2 

ACTIVITIESPowerPoint CH 16.1 with clicker questions 

 

Reflective Feedback   

Students are interested in evo-devo but I’m not sure that they get the point that all structures come from existing structures and don’t arise because organisms “need” them. 

 

CLASS 11 M 

MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2012 

 

OBJECTIVES:   

•Differentiate among the 3 types of natural selection.

·All of life is connected through its evolutionary history

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 HOMEWORK:

•Reading assignment for Wed. 17.3, 17.4

· Watch one of the videos on evolution posted on D2L and write a short 1 paragraph) description and evidence for type of natural selection illustrated in video.  Due Wed. 31, typed or e-mail.

ACTIVITIESPowerPoint CH 15 & 1 with clicker questions and Active Learning slides from text

Reflective Feedback   

·When there is an example of natural selection on an exam and I ask the question as to which type of natural selection is being illustrated most students do not get it.  They do not even think of these.  Even when given these 3 many have a difficult time, yet most students got the video examples.

 

CLASS 11 W 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31 2012 

OBJECTIVES:   

·All of life is connected through its evolutionary history

·be able to construct a simple phylogenetic tree 

· Terminology associated with phylogenetics 

 

 HOMEWORK:

•Homework Due Monday Nov. 5.  Apply the concept p. 320.  Do on Carbon-less paper. Turn in one copy and keep the other.

•On-line quiz CH 16 Due Wed. Nov. 7 midnight

ACTIVITIESPowerPoint CH 16.1 with clicker questions and Active Learning slides from text.  Barnacles and Humans Active Learning Exercise from text.  Print out info slide.

 

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