Category Archives: Life and Evolution

Assignment Calendar


What is an Assignment Calendar?   This is an easy to search chronological archive of our unit!  I will post what we did in class, assignments, reminders, announcements and updates as needed.  How does this benefit you?  This is a place where you can go to check out what we did during the day (if you were missing school) and is a place where I will be posting assignments, some extra resources,  or links to blog posts of the assignment.  This post will be very helpful to you if you would like to check on a past resource or assignment if needed!

Monday, February 25

  • Assessment due
  • Abiogenesis, Biogenesis
  • Scientists social media assignment (Google Classroom) due next Monday


Tuesday, February 26

  • Characteristics of Life
  • Viruses – SnapChat your opinion

Wednesday, February 27

  • Evolution, Tiktaalik, Evolutionary theories

Thursday, February 28

  • Evolutionary cards activity
  • Review the difference between Darwin and Lamark’s views

Friday, March 1

  • MMM research!!!! Due on Thursday!

Monday, March 4

  • Last class day to work on MMM research – Due Thursday!

Tuesday, March 5

Wednesday, March 6

  • Darwin’s observations
  • Galapagos Beak of the Finch video and questions

Thursday, March 7

  • Battle of the Beaks lab – will finish on Tuesday!

Friday, March 8

  • MMM Brackets!!!!

Tuesday, March 12

  • Finish Battle of the Beaks Lab -you must write down all of the data collected, calculate out all of the averages, answer the questions and then draw one BAR graph for all average data collected.  Beak Types will be on the Bottom, Collected number of food items on the side.  For example – all data for Scissors will be in yellow bars, Tweezers in green bars, and clothespins in red bars.  Look at the example below to give you an idea.

Wednesday, March 13

  • Health Expo

Thursday, March 14

  • Selective pressures game (pom poms)

Friday, March 15

  • Finish questions for selective pressures game
  • Sickle cell anemia lab (selective pressures – diseases)

Monday, March 18

  • Finish sickle cell anemia lab
  • Skittles lab (speciation)

Tuesday, March 19

  • 15 minutes to finish speciation lab (skittles lab) – hand one lab in per lab group
  • Notes on Evolution over generations – Fill in the blank (your welcome)
  • Evolutionary Arms Race – begin to watch the video – you will need to finish it tomorrow.




Timeline Activity


The earth is over 4 billion years old.  Life first originated in the oceans 3.4 billion years ago.  The dinosaurs died out 65 million years in the past.  Human recorded history stretches back 10,000 years in time.  This assignment is designed to give students an introduction into global marine/terrestrial development from a scientific perspective.

Task:  You are required to create a representation of historical events related to the study of life.  The representation must be in the form of a timeline, but the timeline can take on a variety of styles:  prezi, drawing, power point, video, song, clock, newspaper, PSA, etc… Use your creativity!  Your timeline does not have to be a straight line.

The assignment and rubric can be found here.

See this example of a power point.

These are also good examples of prezi’s:

  1. Dayne (not exactly the same assignment – his teacher made changes to my assignment, but they are very close to one another).
  2. Josie


Due on February 16 at the start of class!