SECTION A: Evolution of the Peppered Moth


Mystery Solved: How sickle hemoglobin protects again malaria?
(Science Daily, April 29, 2011)

FIRST, click on the link below and read the article.
SECOND, send me an email @ Ms. Gonzalez's email addressing the 6 questions below.

TO ACCESS THE ARTICLE --> Science Daily article: "Mystery Solved: How sickle hemoglobin protects against malaria

SEND ME AN EMAIL with the following answered:
  1. What type of mutation (be specific) is sickle cell anemia (SCA) attributed to?
  2. If you develop SCA, how many copies of the mutation do you have?
  3. Where does each of those copies come from?
  4. DEFINE: endemic
  5. How does SCA hemoglobin protect against malaria?
  6. Summarize in at least 2 full sentences the research findings of Ana Ferreira

Ms. Gonzalez's email


Crash Course Evolution Video Review:

  • Pick up a "Video Review Template"
  • Choose one of the videos BELOW
  • Make a prediction: What do you think the main idea is based on the title
  • Watch the video
  • Identify the main point
  • Find two new vocabulary terms and define each one
  • Identify two observations from the video that connect to the content
  • Finally, summary the video with at least three sentences. Include the part(s) of the video that helped you summarize/reach that conclusion.

  1.'s a thing.
  2. Crash Course: Natural Selection
  3. Comparative Anatomy-What makes us animals
  4. Speciation: Of Ligers & Men
  5. Galapagos Islands

This is a great summary of EVOLUTION key points: click here for a great summary video


Go to ---> National Center for Biotechnology Information

  1. ## Click the arrow beside “all databases”
    1. Select Nucleotide
    2. Enter the accession number
    3. Write the scientific name in Table 1.
    4. Click FASTA at the top of the page
    5. Click the arrow and choose Clipboard as your destination. Then click “Add to Clipboard.”
    6. Repeat until you have added all 9 FASTA sequences to the clipboard, click on the “9 items” next to clipboard to open your clipboard.
    7. Follow directions on your paper to Create a File
    8. To align, go to ---> alignment website
    9. Interpret your results

Taxonomy: Animal Diversity site (Table 2: Classification information)

If you cannot find the suborder, use "ORDER" instead (either will work.)
Hint: Scientific name = Genus species

FASTA data file for "Family of Bears"



Evolution Review Packet

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Don't forget to review and practice the unit content using STUDY ISLAND!

Adaptations to Bird Beaks (I and II) -->


genes and their respective traits are inherited. Some traits provide
organisms with a greater chance to survive and reproduce.

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Why do organisms evolve?
Why do some organisms become extinct while others survive?
How does the process of natural selection influence evolution?





EVIDENCE of evolution (6 type, define, explain, provide examples)


Adaptations (include types and examples)


DARWIN (who is he? what did he do?) and The Galapagos Islands (include definition for archipelago)


MECHANISM 1 (speciation, genetic drift, inheritance, mutations)


MECHANISM 2 (natural selection, inbreeding, artificial selection - pros & cons)


THE STUDY Evolution through the process of SCIENCE of evolution (hypothesis, inference, observation, theory, law and classification/taxonomy)


HISTORY (at a minimum the following items must be addressed in this lesson: single cell ancestor, eukaryote v. prokaryote, geological rates, extinction and these guys: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck & Alfred Wallace)


Your group will create a lesson on your topic.
Your group will present the lesson to the class.
Everyone in your group will present an equal component of the lesson.

Your audience will be taking notes and answering questions based on your presentation content.

Your lesson presentation needs to incorporate the following two methods:
* an online component (For example, website, GLOSTER, PowerPoint, or a video)
* a whole class interactive activity/lab/exercise; this could be a notes worksheet, lesson outline, vocabulary matching or content puzzle

You presentation should be 8-9 minutes in length. Be creative! Think "outside the box."

Use these ten (10) points below to shape your lesson.
  1. What is it? What does your topic mean? (define)?

  2. How does it happen? (process)

  3. What are the results? What are the outcomes?

  4. Describe a major milestone. How is your topic significant in studying Evolution?

  5. How is geography connected to your topic?

  6. How is ecology connected to your topic?

  7. How is your topic related to one of the following: phenotype/genotype, competition or reproduction
  8. Why do organisms evolved?

  9. Why do organisms go extinct while others survive?

  10. How does the process of natural selection influence evolution?

In addition to these EVOLUTION WEBSITES, you have access to our Biology textbooks:

  • these are NOT in any specific order and you are NOT limited to use only these

  • your presentation needs to include a list of the resources that your group used


Discussion will happen during the group presentations.
Audience will fill in and complete a note sheet for each of the 7 topics.
You will already have one of the 7 completed....your own!


(A) We will be using a PADLET.COM wall to respond and reflect on the information presented by the 7 groups.

Go to padlet Gonzalez evolution wall
Enter a post by responding to one of the essential questions
Please include your name in the post so that I can give you credit
The password is ...
PASSWORD = evolution

(B) Peer Evaluation: complete the following evaluation of your team and then email it to me @ ---->

The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch