Today began the first full week of the second quarter. We continued with our learning about ways and causes for organisms changing over time.
To begin class, we completed a small NSTA probe to see what we know about the phrase “survival of the fittest”. That probe can be found here: Is It Fitter Assessment Probe
Next, we took notes in a “map” form. I loved seeing the creative colors my students used! I also liked this because it showed connections between different topics. Check out some stellar student work below!
Here’s the Prezi we used to create our “map”:http://prezi.com/9qo1-bmmabek/evolution-and-natural-selection/
We also began looking at vocabulary terms/phrases by using the Frayer model. The terms we examined were:
- Natural Selection
- Charles Darwin
An example of a Frayer model can be found here: http://www.phs.d211.org/science/filipekcj/Bio138/frayer%20cards%20template.pdf
Tomorrow we’re going to take a closer look at 3 forms of adaptations that can occur due to environmental pressures.
Don’t forget: HOMEWORK PACKET 8.L.4.2 IS DUE THURSDAY 11/7/13!
Have a great evening!