Students will be able to make observations to classify the specimen according to physical characteristics and determine the specimen's phylum.
Students will learn the physical characteristics that defines an animal phylum. Information learned in this lesson will be used for the classification round robin activity.
After the test, students will complete the imaginary animal activity. Students will use the chromebooks and follow the activity lesson. Students will go to Switch Zoo and create an imaginary animal. Students will then create a story about the imaginary animal, highlighting adaptations that are important for survival in the environment. The objective of the lesson is to use knowledge about environments and beneficial adaptations that will enable the success of that species in that environment. Students are to use English to describe the environment and the adaptations.
Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.
ELD Standard: Productive
10. Writing literary and informational texts to present, describe, and explain ideas and information, using appropriate technology
Part 1: Genetics End of Unit Test
40 Multiple Choice and 10 Written Answers
Topics include: Punnet Squares, Mendelian Genetics, Co-Dominance, Incomplete Dominance, Sex Linked Genetics, Pedigrees
Part 2: Introduction to Evolution
After the test is administered, students will watch Evolution: Darwin's Dangerous Idea. Students will complete a worksheet to gather notes from the movie.