Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit: This is a draft unit intended for Field Test Teachers Only
How could things living today be connected to the things that lived long ago?
On this page, you will find all the materials needed for the Natural Selection and Common Ancestry unit. A student-facing webpage is available at: https://www.classroomopensciedfieldtest.org/penguins
The materials include: The full teacher edition, all the lab procedures and teacher masters, access to PowerPoints or Google slides for each lesson, access to all interactives and videos, a digital copy of the student edition, and downloadable student handouts for printing and use in student notebooks. This unit requires specialized printing of cards and data strips. Those documents can be found here. If you order a field test kit from BSCS, these will be provided in the kit.
Printable and Downloadable Documents
Lesson 1 Teacher Guide & Addendum Penguin Comparison, Draw a Penguin, Initial Explanation, Podcast Transcript,
Lesson 10 Teacher Guide, Environmental Conditions Key Two Environmental Conditions, My Model Changes
Additional Teacher Materials
Additional Student Materials
Penguin Kit List - searchable/sortable
Media and Interactives
Lesson 1: Penguin Live Cam
Lesson 9: Salmonella Hunt Simulation
Lesson 10: Bacteria Food Hunt Simulation
If you cannot play videos from this player, they are all available here.
Please make your own copy of these resources. Watch this video to see how.
Remote Learning Resources
Lesson 5: Crab Data Cards for Day 1