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3-5 teachers' lounge

Though you will probably not be teaching the mechanisms of evolution in grades 3-5, you will be laying the foundation for student understanding of evolution in later grades. You can also help your students avoid confusions that may lead to misconceptions later on. Use these resources to support your teaching at grades 3-5.

Sample resources:

Preying on Beans
Preying on Beans
Students act as predators searching for prey (beans) in two different settings to demonstrate the processes of adaptation and selection.
It's All Relative
It's All Relative
In this lesson, students find pictures of living things and arrange them in collages, categorizing them according to which they think are more closely related to which.

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