Our Natural Selection lesson plan introduces students to Darwin’s concept of natural selection. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to create a drawing of a “Future Human Being” who will have adapted to a change in the environment (decided by the student), and then using the concept of Natural Selection, include the new traits the “Future Human Being” will need to live and survive; they are encouraged to use their creativity and present it to the class in order to sharpen their presentation skills. Students are also asked to match the term to its definition, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define natural selection and identify examples in nature.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1.c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10