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Biology 0501

Standard V-Objective 1 Biological Diversity

Standard V: Students will understand that biological diversity is a result of evolutionary processes.
Objective 1:
Relate principles of evolution to biological diversity.

Enduring Understanding: Evolution is central to modern science’s understanding of the living world. The basic idea of biological evolution is that Earth’s present day species developed from earlier species. Evolutionary processes allow some species to survive with little or no change, some to die out altogether, and other species to change, giving rise to a greater diversity of species.

"I Can" statements:

  1. I can describe an environmental factor and how it has shaped a species.
  2. I can explain how species with greater genetic variability are more adaptable to changes in the environment.
  3. I can model the effect reproductive isolation has on a species.
  4. I can compare and contrast selective breeding to natural selection.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay Test              Performance Test-Natural Selection
Performance Test-Ecological Diversity            Curriculum Map

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
Biology Core Tracker
Evolution
of Canis Pedatus
X
X
X
Teddy
Grahams and Natural Selection
Survival
of the Flattest
X
Internet Peppered Moth Activity
X
Breeding Bunnies
X