Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Predessesors to current views on evolution

Admit Slip: What is evolution?

Objective: Students will take notes on Charles Darwin, Alfred Russsel Wallace, Jean Baptiste Lamark, Georges Cuvier, James Hutton, Charles Lyell and Thomas Malthus.

Homework: We now know that there are four major modes of evolution: mutation, migration, genetic drift and natural selection. Find one example for each of the four modes (one example for mutation, one for migration..)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

How long ago did.....?

Today we created an evolutionary timeline and realized just how long ago things happened on the earth. Students took notes on a handout elaborating on some of the events on the timeline.

Homework: Answer the four questions on the handout. Please use a seperate sheet of paper.

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