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Evolution Box Block Plan
Week 1 - Pretrip
Monday - Observation Mariposas in the classroom, camouflaging into the room, see whose lasts the longest between 6th and 7th grade.
Tuesday - Observation Activity Reciprocal teaching from old textbook section on two theories at play Lamarck and Darwin
Wednesday - Day in the life of Darwin/ Scientist post Boat to pre publishing. Using observations and note taking. See United Streaming for video, interactive video watching.
Thursday - Quiz on two theories, Set up Journal for next week.
Friday - At school adaptation lab/ adaptation, pull it in with the butterflies at the beginning of the week.
Week 2 - Point Reyes Field Trip
Monday - Driving in the morning
Tuesday - Learning to Observe:
Wednesday - Morning Hike to the Tide Pools
Thursday - Drive to the Light House
Friday - Pack and come home
Week 3 - Clean up and pull it all together
Monday & Tuesday - Extinction and the role it plays in evolution
Wednesday - Use of fossils, geology and comparative anatomy (use whales in comparative anatomy)
Have them write a letter after partner reading the text defending the evolution of whales from a land mammal to the water.
Thursday - Work on Animals from Point Reyes, and where they will be in 1 million years
Friday - Quiz on extinction and three clues of evolution. Journals due. Animals due next week. Go into Human evolution.