Understand the history of Earth and its life forms based on evidence of change recorded in fossil records and landforms.
Monday: Many times, the word “Evolution” is perceived as a controversial term. Today we will create your own “definition” of evolution and become more comfortable with the term. In every case, students come to the conclusion that evolution is “change over a period of time.” Homework: Evolution Timeline
Tuesday: Work on Evolution Timeline at beginning of class. Following the directions shown in the homework link from Monday. Textbook pages 318-324 will introduce fossils. Any part of the idea/details not finished will be completed for homework. If you finish early in class you may use the time to study from this Quizlet set.
Wednesday Students gather information and work toward a closer approximation of the actual sentence. Students will learn that a) Scientific ideas are developed through reasoning; b)Theories are central to scientific thinking; c) Science does not prove or conclude; d) science is always a work in progress, and e)Science corrects itself.
Determine the age of rocks using fossil records.
Thursday Finish fossil record lab (hand in both pink and yellow sheets). Make a flip book using these directions covering the topic of relative dating and the concepts that go with it.
Friday: Finish flip book. Begin working on a computer on the interactive fossil lab.
Saturday: Finish Fossil Lab on computers (Stations 1-24)
Answer Questions on pages 3-6 using websites)