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Teacher Resources     Student Extra Credit


Day 1
Topic  Video Charles Darwin
Objectives
State Goals
12.A.4c 
Describe processes by which organisms change over time using evidence from comparative anatomy and physiology, embryology, the fossil record, genetics, and biochemistry.
Classwork-Homework
 
Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes readme.gif - 802 Bytes   Darwin: British Naturalist by Diane Cook
                  Junior Dept: Biographies: Dar

Darwin Lecture  9:31  great explanation of Darwin and evolution.

 Video: Origin of the Species 50 minutes
         Voyage of Charles Darwin on the Beagle
          Part 1  9:50
          Part 2  10:01
          Part 3  9:36
          Part 4  9:57
          Part 5  9:42

TEC
Resources
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  Charles Darwin: Introduction to Evolution
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Darwin's Voyage on the Beagle
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Lamarck & Darwin: Comparison of Evolution Mechanisms
 Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Illustrated Guide to the Origin of the Species
Darwin Pictures  child to adult

 

Day 2
Topic  Darwin's Voyage on the Beagle
Objectives
Provide a historical context for the observations that Darwin made during his voyage.
Use original sources to trace Darwin's voyage.
Locate map locations using longitude and latitude.
Explore how Darwin used his observations to formulate his theory of natural selection.
State Goals
12.A.4c 
Describe processes by which organisms change over time using evidence from comparative anatomy and physiology, embryology, the fossil record, genetics, and biochemistry.
Classwork-Homework
 
filmreel.gif - 313 Bytes Video: Origin of the Species   Finish video 

 Darwin's Great Voyage of Discovery  

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes 1. Put Darwin's observations of locations into chronological order using  
Voyage of the Beagle Locations.
 
 Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes  2. Plot the locations on the 
world map and label them with their name and number the location sequentially
              His starting point is one, his first stop is two, etc. 

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Map Prentice Hall pages 172-173

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  3. Connect the dots in chronological order to show the path Darwin sailed on the H.M.S. Beagle.

TEC
 
Darwin's Great Voyage of Discovery
  
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes 1. Put Darwin's observations of locations into chronological order using
Voyage of the Beagle Locations.  

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  2. Plot the locations on the 
world map and label them with their name and number the location sequentially (His starting point is one, his first stop is two, etc.)

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes 3. Connect the dots in chronological order to show the path Darwin sailed on the H.M.S. Beagle.
Resources
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 Darwin's Voyage on the Beagle
   Excerpts from Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle

 

Day 3
Topic  Galapagos Organisms
Objectives
Create a moth model to blend in with surroundings.
State Goals
12.A.4c 
Describe processes by which organisms change over time using evidence from comparative anatomy and physiology, embryology, the fossil record, genetics, and biochemistry.
Classwork-Homework
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On the Board
Darwin's Principles of Natural Selection:
Overproduction: Lots of eggs, but only a few live to become adults
Variation: Mutation causes some fish to have a curved tail
Adaptation: Curved fin fish escape predators. More curved fin fish survive to reproduce. 
Selection: More fish with curved tail survive to reproduce. 

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board

Darwin's Finches

Woodpecker Finch

Long pointed beak Insect larva from trees
Vegetarian Finch Curved Beak Berries from a branch

Large Ground Finch

Large Beak Crack hard seeds
Cactus Finch Narrow beak Cut cactus eat tissue


Galapagos Islands  4:41

camera.GIF (174 bytes)  Finch Beak Picture  

 Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Galapagos Finches    Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Origin of Finches
 
Note02.gif - 247 BytesThe Peppered Moth  

Galapagos Tortoise Eating  2:30
           
crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  Classroom Camouflage: Natural Selection for Beginners
Kids use moth cut out and color to blend in the classroom.  Allow next class
30-60 seconds to find moths. Moths must have name and period number. 
Moths must be in plain sight. Moths need to survive only one new class.

TEC
Resources

 

Day 4
Topic  Voyage of the Beagle and Charles Darwin 
Objectives
Read for information.
Illustrate a description of a historical event.
State Goals
12.A.4c 
Describe processes by which organisms change over time using evidence from comparative anatomy and physiology, embryology, the fossil record, genetics, and biochemistry.
Classwork-Homework
 readme.gif - 802 Bytes 
 Voyage of the Beagle or Darwin's Biography

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Voyage of the Beagle Questions

 crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  On a separate piece of paper draw at least two illustrations from Darwin's descriptions of each location.
          Number the illustrations with the number from your map of the location.

TEC
Resources
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 About Darwin.com  A web site dedicated to the life and times of Charles Darwin

 


TEACHER RESOURCES

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Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips     Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer    bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Books, Keys, Guides    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit      filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes)PPT     Video

DARWIN
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Excerpts from Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle   Voyage of the Beagle Questions
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Map of Darwin's Voyage
1. Put Darwin's observations of locations into chronological order using Excerpts from Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle or Voyage of the Beagle Locations.  
2. Plot the locations on the world map and label them with their name and number the location sequentially ( His starting point is one, his first stop is two, etc. ).
3. Connect the dots in chronological order to show the path Darwin sailed on the H.M.S. Beagle.
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Birdland Darwin's evolutionary theory and the "survival of the fittest"
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Darwin's Revolutionary Theory
    Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle   1 page about Darwin's trip to Galapagos Islands
   Voyage of the Beagle  Complete on-line book
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes About Darwin.com  A web site dedicated to the life and times of Charles Darwin
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Darwin Correspondence Project
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Galapagos Geology on the Web
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Virtual Galapagos   Explore the natural and human history of Ecuador and the Galápagos
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Darwin Brochure   25 points extra credit   You are asked to sign in.  Just hit enter 3 times and the directions will appear
 EVOLUTION
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Evolution of Cartoon Fossils
 Pencil.gif - 434 BytesEvolutionary Mapping Project   Mapping of the development of the Theory of evolution.  Research scientists' birth and death dates and their contribution.
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Birdland Darwin's evolutionary theory and the "survival of the fittest"
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Evolution and the Fossil Record
 Note02.gif - 247 BytesEvolution: Its Effect Throughout Geologic Time and the Controversy
 Note02.gif - 247 BytesEvolution Lecture Notes
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Evolution Notes
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Principles of Evolution
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Evolution: Its Effect Throughout Geological Time and the Controversy    See how organisms have changed in different time periods.
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Understanding Evolution: The Arthropod Story  The Arthropod Story takes you on a tour through the amazing evolutionary history of arthropods. Along the way, you'll get a healthy dose of taxonomy, paleontology, natural history and principles of evolution.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Time Line of Evolutionary Thought  Notable people who have contributed to evolutionary thought.
GALAPAGOS
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Galapagos Wildlife and Marine Life
 NATURAL SELECTION
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Peppered Moth Simulation   Simulate changes in moth population due to pollution and predation, and observe how species can change over time.
 crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  Classroom Camouflage: Natural Selection for Beginners  Kids use moth cut out and color to blend in the classroom.  Allow next class 0-60 seconds to find moths. Moths must have name and period number. Moths must be in plain sight. Moths need to survive only one new class.
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Survival of the Sneakiest  Comic strip of a cricket as he tries to find a mate.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Moth-eaten Darwinism   A disproven textbook case of natural selection refuses to die.  Read the article about the Peppered Moths.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  The Peppered Moth   Read the study of the Peppered Moth in pre-industrial England.
 star.gif (2279 bytes)Darwin and Natural Selection To find the links related to Darwin type in the keyword SCN-0351. Then use the links to complete the following activity.     Imagine that you were aboard the HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin as he explored the Galapagos Islands.
1. Draw a map of the islands.
2. Label the names of the islands.
3. List the different organisms Darwin found on each island.
4. Make a key for each organism and put the symbol where the organism was found.
 star.gif - 2279 BytesDarwin's Dilemma  In a tragic gardening accident, all of the journals kept by Charles Darwin throughout his famous voyage have been destroyed! It's up to you to piece back together his life, voyage, and discoveries.  Only through your well kept log books will the rest of the world be able study the life and times of Charles Darwin, oh yeah! The fate of democracy rests upon your shoulders! GOOD LUCK!

 

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