March 30th Plan

Sorry I can’t be there today. No, I am not taking an extended spring break… lets just say I can’t be there because of Cooper and leave it at that. Anyways, heres what I need you to accomplish during my absence.


today you’ll start a week long project on evolution. You and your group must come up with an idea and impliment it. Your goal is to teach a 6th grader the idea of what evolution is and the mechanisms behind it. Use the hand outs I’ve provided to guide you. Keep the following in mind:

  • What is the challenge question (what do I want them to be able to answer by the time they’re done)?
  • How can I get/keep their attention?
  • How will the information be delivered?
  • What information do they need to know? what vocabulary will they need to know?
  • How will they prove they have learned anything?
  • This is a chance for you to ‘be the teacher’. Think about good teachers you have had and use the strategies that work best on you.
  • Choose 10 words from the list below as your ‘vocab list’. Create simple definitions a 6th grader could understand for each term.
    • Evolution
    • The Big Bang
    • Biogenesis
    • Theia
    • Natural Selection
    • Artificial Selection
    • Galapagos
    • Divergent
    • Convergent
    • Coevolution
    • Fossil
    • Homologous
    • Analogous
    • Vestigial
    • Darwin
    • isolation
  • Using my youtube page (, checkout some of the projects from last year.
  • Work hard, work together, and have fun!


Finish your Unit 5 IAs and turn the in! Once turned in, start 5.1 on your websites.

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