Selection & Adaptations

In this unit about adaptations, learners will help Mosa solve the mystery of how some traits become more prominent in populations over time. Through the video mystery as well as through research done for the “Make,” learners will discover that individuals with the traits that best “fit,” or complement, the environment in which they live will survive and reproduce, leading to that trait becoming more common. After, learners make a filmstrip model of this adaptation process. They then design a product that embodies the function of that trait, giving their human client the benefits of that adaptation.

List3 Lessons

Lesson solveLesson 1: The Solve
  • Animated mystery
  • Vocabulary manipulative
  • Interactive quiz
  • Exit ticket
Lesson makeLesson 2: The Make
  • Hands-on lab
  • Fully prepared PowerPoint
  • Inquiry scale for differentiation
  • Lesson plan
  • Student guide
  • Graphic organizers
  • Setup cards
  • Assessment rubric
Lesson engineerLesson 3: The Engineer
  • Engineering challenge
  • Fully-prepared PowerPoint
  • Inquiry scale for differentiation
  • Lesson plan
  • Student guide
  • Graphic organizers
  • Assessment rubric
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