Learning Exercise: Evolution Tutorial
This website goes through different topics on evolution. For each topic there are several animations/videos that help students understand the concept.
Course: 7th Grade Life Science
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Evolution Computer Tutorial http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/ Directions 1. Click on the picture of Darwin 2. Look to the right at the different activities you can select 3. Choose: An Origin of Species 4. Read the page and click on the arrow when you are ready to move on 5. Answer the following questions: Questions: 1. What species of bird is the first page showing? 2. What is causing these birds to move into different environments? 3. Click on the different time periods on the timeline and concentrate on the birds on the mainland. What new trait did these birds develop because of their change in environment? (You are done with this tutorial following the next set of directions.) Directions: 1. Find the whale at the top of the page and click on it. 2. Choose: All in the Family 3. Answer the following questions. Questions: 1. What was Charles Darwin¡¦s revolutionary idea? 2. What amazing theory does the second page talk about? Where did all living things come from? 3. Which species is most closely related to the other dolphin, shark, or wolf? Why? Directions: 1. Find the fossil at the top of the page and click on it. 2. Choose: What Killed the Dinosaurs? 3. Answer the following questions. Questions: 1. How long ago did dinosaurs rule the Earth? When did they become extinct? 2. List the four different theories on what might have happened to the dinosaurs. 3. Go through the animation of each theory. 4. What theory do you think might be true? Why? Directions: 1. Find the green picture of the sea creature and click on it. 2. Choose: Coral Reef Connections 3. Answer the following questions: Questions: 1. What is coral reef? 2. Click on Reef Front Zone 3. Name the predators in that zone. 4. You can just look the other zones if you like. Directions: 1. Find the picture of the peacock at the top of the page and click on it. 2. Choose: Sex and the Single Guppy 3. Answer the following questions: Questions: 1. What are some of the factors that are changing the guppy populations (there are 3.) 2. Find ¡§simulation¡¨ on the bottom right of the screen and click on it. 3. Run the simulation for about three minutes and then click on ¡§stop simulation¡¨ 4. What guppy was eaten the most? Why? Directions: 1. Click on the picture next to the peacock (peach looking thing.) 2. Choose: Origins of Mankind 3. Answer the following questions. Questions: 1. How many million years ago did the first human like ancestors appear? 2. Find ¡§species gallery¡¨ at the bottom of the window and click on it. 3. Observe all the fossils that have been found of our ancestors. 4. Which letter represents our species? What is our species name? Directions: 1. If you are interested, you can click on the picture with the clouds and learn more on how religion is related to evolution. You are done with this tutorial. I hope this computer tutorial has given you a better understanding of evolution. º
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