Overton High School
closely related DNA sequences of representative groups of mammals or
other major groups);
anatomical similarities of representative groups chordates;
homologous, analogous and vestigial structures of various groups; bird
vs. bats, etc;
embryological development of animals
evidence of change in species using fossils, DNA sequences, anatomical
similarities, physiological similarities, and embryology.
the results of natural selection in speciation, diversity, phylogeny,
adaptation, behavior, and extinction.
& Compare examples INCLUDING: Darwin's finches,
Peppered moths vs. white moths
must complete 30 points (6 activities) of C level activities.
Each item is worth 5 points. For extra credit, you may
complete up to two extra C activities. All C activities are
due by Monday, February 8th. These can
be done in class or at home. All of these activities are
individual activities. Check the items you would like to
and outline the evolution chapter in the book
at least three different ways that plants adapt to their environment.
at least three different ways that animals adapt to their environment
Flash cards using the vocabulary words.
map/graphic organizer on Darwin’s ideas of evolution and natural
at DNA sequences of different plants or animals and compare
them. Write a couple of paragraphs describing how they are
similar and how they are different.
Inherit the Wind and write a one page summary of the movie.
a quiz over evolution
three quality test questions
must complete one of the B activities.
Each item has a different point value. You may complete one
extra activity for five points of extra credit. All C
activities must be completed, turned in, and checked off before moving
to B activities. All of the activities in the section, except
the last one, are individual activities. Check off the
activities you would like to complete.
ways Earth might change over the next 1000 years. Select an organism
living today and explain how it might evolve to adapt to the changes.
Describe this in writing or make a sketch of specific adaptations in
your organism. (25pts)
the convergent evolution of marsupial and placental mammals. Create a
poster or type a 1-page paper that compares examples of both. (20pts)
a concept map poster (20pts) or PowerPoint (25pts) summarizing the
contributions of other scientists to Darwin’s ideas about evolution.
a list of examples of the biodiversity that Darwin observed.
Explain what these examples are and how they work.(20pts)
a poster (20pts) or PowerPoint (25pts) presentation that illustrates
the different types of structures.
a Venn diagram poster (20pts) or PowerPoint (25pts) that compares and
contrasts the embryological devilment of animals.
a Venn diagram poster (20pts) or PowerPoint (25pts) comparing the
anatomical similarities and differences of two closely related
animals. Include drawings or pictures.
The Lost Diversity of Easter Island activity (25pts). This
activity will be done in pairs.
must complete one of the A activities.
All items in this section are worth 40 points. You may
complete one extra activity for five points of extra credit.
All B and C activities must be completed, turned in, and checked off
before moving to A activities. These are considered group
activities. At the completion of the A activities, each group
will present/defend their findings. Check the activity your
group wants to complete.
a power point presentation or booklet on Darwin's Theory of Natural
Selection. The presentation must have at least 5 slides or pages. (A
title slide and 4 slides identifying and explaining his 4 most
important ideas.) On the last slide or page of your book, explain
whether you agree or disagree with Darwin's theory. Justify your answer.
an adaptation of a plant or animal. Write a scenario explaining how the
trait might have evolved according to Lamarck, and then write a second
scenario using Darwin’s ideas.
a plant or animal. Show how this animal has adapted to its
conditions over the last 1000 years and where it could go in the future.