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Students at this level are ready to look more closely at evolutionary concepts that explain the diversity of living organisms and the history of life on Earth. As a teacher, you will be building upon basic concepts students have learned at lower grades: variation within a population, the suitability of different traits for different environments, and inheritance. Use these resources to support your teaching at grades 6-8.

Sample resources:

Students learn about variation, reproductive isolation, natural selection, and adaptation through this version of the bird beak activity.
Understanding Geologic Time
Understanding Geologic Time
A web-based module in which students gain a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in Earth's history, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale.

Focus on the fundamentals


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