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Biology - Giraffe Speciation/Evolution Infographic

Biology - Giraffe Speciation/Evolution Infographic

This is an A3 size infographic representing the latest research regarding Giraffe taxonomy. It can be used to provide an interesting discussion point for the question of what constitutes a species and is useful as a modern example of speciation. It also effectively demonstrates the fluidity of taxonomy over time especially when DNA evidence is considered. Each species/subspecies is represented by a high quality natural history illustration. Pupils can compare the coat patterns of all the giraffes and see their approximate distribution on a colour coded map of Africa.
mrbdandt
Genetics - Bingo Cards (KS3/KS4)

Genetics - Bingo Cards (KS3/KS4)

fun starter or revision activity to review keywords and images on DNA, genetics, inheritance, mitosis, etc 28 different bingo cards (with 9 symbols each) and 1 call sheet with all 36 symbols print out, cut up Bingo cards, play!
anjacschmidt
Polar Bears & Natural Selection -  Card Activity (KS3/KS4)

Polar Bears & Natural Selection - Card Activity (KS3/KS4)

A fun whole class card activity to teach students about variation, adaptations and natural selection. Particularly to highlight that natural selection is about selecting better adapted organisms and does not cause organisms to adapt. Includes Powerpoint presentation introducing task and selection pressures 28 different polar bear cards showing variation in polar bears Who will survive? Every student obtains one polar bear card and stands us. Different selection pressures are then encountered. Students with polar bears who don’t survive sit down. Who is the best adapted?
anjacschmidt
Evidence For Evolution Lab: Students Examine Various Lines of Evidence at Stations

Evidence For Evolution Lab: Students Examine Various Lines of Evidence at Stations

This station lab is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Students examine six lines of evidence for evolution (Fossils, DNA evidence, Embryology, homology, vestigial structures, and Divergent/convergent evolution) at different stations. Students can start at any of the stations, which are designed for students to work through as a group. The entire lab can be done with these basic materials: String and ruler These additional materials are not necessary, but enhance the students’ experience: ancient hominid skulls (human skull, ancient hominid skull(s), human skeleton, animal skeletons). Time Frame: This lab often takes two full classes. It can take longer, depending upon how you approach it. Details Below: A. NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS HEREIN DCI’s: LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns, Cause and Effect, Scale, Proportion and Quantity, Structure and Function, Stability and Change Scientific and Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting data, Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions, Engaging in Arguments from evidence, Using Mathematical Thinking, Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information B. SUGGESTED USES Prior Knowledge: This can be used as an introduction to evolution, but more often I use it after I’ve taught how evolution by natural selection works, so that students may use the concepts they learned to write well-developed responses. Materials and Setup: See above for materials, and optional materials. The other materials are included in the bottom of the lab. There is some basic cutting out, and stapling/gluing paper flaps onto paper, which is described simply, and included in the download. The materials are reusable, and after the initial cutting and gluing, the setup takes about 10-15 minutes. Implementing the Lesson: Since this station lab is designed for students to work through as an autonomous group, there isn’t much detail in implementing the lesson. I recommend reading through the answers so that, as you circulate the room while students work, you may guide them in the right direction. I usually supplement this lab with some formal notes/more examples after the lab is done. Terms of Use • This packet is 1 classroom/teacher use only. Do not make copies or email it to your colleagues. This was designed by me and is for your personal (one user)use. You may not share it or claim it as your own. You may not redistribute it. • You are not permitted to use any part of this work to create products for sharing or selling. • You are permitted to share the cover image of the packet on your website when referring to it in a post, as long as you link back to my store. All rights reserved by author.
NextGenSciGuy
Biology AQA Combined Course revision flashcards

Biology AQA Combined Course revision flashcards

Biology AQA Combined Course revision flashcards. Revision flashcards created for foundation and higher tier, key facts and answers which can be used as revision games or starter and plenaries. Content includes: Ecology Bioenergetics Organisation in plants Organisation in animals Infection and response Inheritance, variation and evolution Homeostatis Cell Biology Suitable for years 9-11.
sjfarrant_8
Variation practical and Drawing Bar Graphs

Variation practical and Drawing Bar Graphs

A PPT to carry out a survey on characteristics, looking at variation. Pupils will have the chance to carry out observations and record their results. Also, develop skills on drawing bar graphs and identifying patterns in their results (results table included).
skhatoon
OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science REVISION LESSONS

OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science REVISION LESSONS

This bundle of 12 lessons uses a range of exam questions, tasks, activities and quiz competitions to engage students whilst they assess their knowledge of the topics in modules B1-6 and C1-6 of the OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science specification. All of the lessons are fully resourced to take away that worry about how to get students to effectively revise in the lead up to assessments.
GJHeducation
DNA Sequencing - Sanger Method - Genomes - Presentation - A Level Biology

DNA Sequencing - Sanger Method - Genomes - Presentation - A Level Biology

A visual 13 slide presentation which runs through the Sanger sequencing method in a fully animated comprehensive manner. The starter slide explores nucleotide structure and dideoxynucleotides. The slides then move onto the reaction, gel electrophoresis, autoradiograph production, and some key points about the value of genome sequencing.
traine23
AS & A2 Biology Revision Mats

AS & A2 Biology Revision Mats

AS& A2 Revision Mats for the Biology course AS Biology Revision Mats including: Cells Molecules Enzymes Cell Transport Cell Division Tissues & Organs Principles of Exchange & Transport Plant Transport Mammalian Transport Adaptations Biodiversity Human impact on Biodiversity A2 Biology Revision Mats Includes: Homeostasis & Kidney Immunity Plant Coordination Nerves & Synapses Eye & Muscle Populations & Communities Ecological Energetics & nutrient Cycles Respiration Photosynthesis Protein Synthesis Gene Technology Inheritance Population Genetics & Plant & Animal Kingdoms I get students to complete these as revision for end of topic tests - I usually print them out onto A3 paper
thompsontim10