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Lesson Plan 2

 (Extension)

 

"CONVERGENT CONCENTRATION"

 

  1. Create a variation of the convergent evolution worksheet using different animals (example; birds and butterflies or fish and whales), and then draw lines connecting animals that share similar characteristics.
  2. Students (individually or in groups) can research and find other examples of convergent evolution and share their findings with the class.
  3. Also students can draw and create an example of convergent evolution, as long as the explanation of the shared characteristic and how it helped the animals survive in the similar environment (all can be created) is valid. An environment can be specified for this activity such as "wetlands," cold Arctic," "hot desert," etc. [These animals can be versions of their favorite pair (if appropriate for "their environment") or entirely new creatures.]