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Island Explorers Curriculum Home

 

Unit 2

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Lesson Plan 1

 (Concepts/Objectives)

"EVOLUTIONARY ALPHABET SOUP"

QUESTION
What is "natural selection" and how does it work?

UNDERLYING CONCEPT
Organisms that have the best means to deal with their environment are those that will most successfully reproduce.

SKILLS

  • Observation
  • Deductive reasoning

OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to define natural selection

TIME NEEDED
Approximately 45 minutes

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • paper lunch bags, one per pair of students
  • dried alphabet noodles (or type letters on a computer and cut up)



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