- Laura Novick, Kefyn Catley, and Emily Schreiber
Time: 30 min - 1 hour
This pamphlet with self-quizzes provides students with a self-paced tutorial in tree thinking and corrects many common misconceptions about phylogenetic trees.
- [History of life: Grades 13-16] Present-day species evolved from earlier species; the relatedness of organisms is the result of common ancestry.
- [Studying evolution: Grades 13-16] Evolutionary trees (i.e., phylogenies or cladograms) portray hypotheses about evolutionary relationships.
There are no NGSS/DCI concepts currently linked to this resource.
Students can be assigned this pamphlet as homework. If desired, instructors can collect the "Practice What You've Learned" for assessment. An in-class extension could involve holding a think-pair-share activity with additional similar questions in the next class period.