There are many different lines of evidence supporting evolution, and exploring these different kinds of evidence can provide your students with a more well-rounded understanding of it. Explore these types of evidence with your students and clear up any misconceptions they may have.
This activity comes from a very well-made worksheet from James Dauray.
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Every child loves a good bouncy ball. Give your students an exciting chemical reaction they can make themselves! These bouncy balls are made from polymers and are safe for all ages to make and use. This recipe and procedure comes from Thought Co who made a very easy to follow guide.
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Pollution is becoming more and more of a problem for people all around the world, and understanding the ways that scientists study pollution is more important than ever. This activity will teach students how scientists measure and assess the quality of air in a city and share that information with the general public. This activity is based on a great guide by The University of Northern Iowa (check out the link for a great worksheet to hand out).
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Phenomena have become an integral part of the Next Generation Science Standards, but what are they? And how can teachers use them in the classroom? NGSS describes natural phenomena as “observable events that occur in the universe and that we can use our science knowledge to explain or predict.” Since science is such a broad field of study, this can mean a lot of things in a lot of different contexts. Phenomena connect concepts to real world things and can answer that question we are all too familiar with: why do we have to learn this?
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