10.6 Evolution


10.6 Evolution (Term 3) | LW4

Outcomes

A student:

  • analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems (SC5-14LW)
  • explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society (SC5-15LW)
    Related Life Skills outcomes: SCLS-17LW, SCLS-18LW, SCLS-19LW, SCLS-20LW, SCLS-21LW


TITLE PAGE: with Keywords

KEY WORDS:organism, evolution, natural, selection, population, resistance, bacteria, antibiotics, pesticides, environmental, genes, diversity, fossils, survival, mutation


Content



LW4 The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence. (ACSSU185)

Students:

a. Describe scientific evidence that present-day organisms have evolved from organisms in the past



ACTIVITIES
Observe / Read / Listen / Write
'Know'
Hand-on Do - Central Activity
'Apply / Create'
Record / Write
'Analyse'
Reflect / Review
'Evaluate'
Present / Teach
'
Communicate'
1. Observe: a contexual image for title page
2. Read: key words
1. Create a colourful title page with keywords
3. Complete crossword on keywords
 1. Mind Map of the topic
  
1. Observe: Galapagos - Island's that changed the world (DVD)
 
1.What characteristics (adaptations) did each plant or animal have that enabled it to survive in its environment?1. Record the species
The adaptation/s
Identify if the adaptations are structural, functional or behavioural
 
1. Observe: Powerpoint on Darwin & Wallace and their observations

    
 

    



b. Relate the fossil record to the age of the Earth and the time over which life has been evolving


ACTIVITIES
Observe / Read / Listen / Write
'Know'
Hand-on Do - Central Activity
'Apply / Create'
Record / Write
'Analyse'
Reflect / Review
'Evaluate'
Present / Teach
'
Communicate'
 

    
 

    
 

    
 

    



c. Explain, using examples, how natural selection relates to changes in a population, eg in the development of resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and insects to pesticides L


ACTIVITIES
Observe / Read / Listen / Write
'Know'
Hand-on Do - Central Activity
'Apply / Create'
Record / Write
'Analyse'
Reflect / Review
'Evaluate'
Present / Teach
'
Communicate'
 

    
 

    
 

    
 

    




d. Outline the roles of genes and environmental factors in the survival of organisms in a population CCT


ACTIVITIES
Observe / Read / Listen / Write
'Know'
Hand-on Do - Central Activity
'Apply / Create'
Record / Write
'Analyse'
Reflect / Review
'Evaluate'
Present / Teach
'
Communicate'