Theory of Evolution


With our Theory of Evolution lesson plan, students are introduced to the theory of evolution, including its origins, how it’s developed over time, and who the key figures were in developing it. Students learn related vocabulary and imagine how something would evolve in certain conditions.


Our Theory of Evolution lesson plan introduces students to the theory of evolution, including animal adaptations and the processes involved. During this lesson, students are asked to imagine a changing Earth that is much warmer or colder and at least 4 organisms including a human living in this changed world and the adaptations that the organisms would need to make in order to survive on their cold or hot Earth; they then describe and draw the adaptations using the lesson material to support their creations. Students are also asked to match terms to their correct definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define the theory of evolution, and list examples of animal adaptations, as well as explain the process of evolution.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1.c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10

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