14.2 Evolution by Natural Selection and 15.5 Evidence for Evolution - fossils & the pentadactyl limb

GCSE biology Grade 1-9. This resource provides all the material you need to teach these two lessons and has options for use with either lower ability or top sets. The resources are all contained within one file however for those that prefer to print from single files I have included some of the activities as a separate file too. It covers the following learning objectives (1-3) and the many activities associated with each objective which you can pick and choose from:

  1. describe the process of evolution by natural selection (aiming for grade 4):
    Starter - True and false statements
    Discussion - Points on the evolution of mobile phones
    Story - The evolution of the peppered moth
    Task - Number the statements in order to describe the important events in the story of the evolution of the peppered moth

  2. describe how organisms evolve over time (aiming for grade 6):
    Story - The evolution of the peppered moth
    Application - Six mark exam question to correct (SPAG)
    Extension - Writing an improved answer
    AfL - Comparing answer to the mark scheme (self-/peer-assessment)

  3. present explanations of data as evidence for evolution (aiming for grade 8):
    Video - The evidence for evolution
    AfL - Correct main pieces of evidence from the mark scheme provided
    Reading and comprehension - task followed by questions and answers
    Plenary - Crossword with mark scheme provided
    Homework - Exam Question on Evolution

All activities have the mark scheme included for peer-/self-assessment. All activities have options for extension and differentiation included.

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  • 14.2-Evolution-by-Natural-Selection-and-15.5-Evidence-for-Evolution.pptx
  • Exam-Question-on-Evolution.pdf
  • Ordering-activity-on-Evolution.pdf
  • Crossword.pdf

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Created: Apr 8, 2019

Updated: Apr 11, 2019

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