Evolution and Classification Unit Bundle Doodle Notes
Evolution and classification are key concepts in Biology – this bundle of Doodle Notes will ensure your students understand and remember them. These are engaging and low prep – simply print a set of notes for each student. Download now!
Save your time with this bundle of Doodle Notes for your Evolution and Classification unit.
This unit of Doodle Notes covers evolution and natural selection, evidence for evolution, speciation and extinction, classification and dichotomous keys, and phylogenetic trees! Custom graphics help to bring each of these important topics to life. Students love Doodle Notes, as they are hands-on and visually stimulating.
You will love them too, as they are super easy to use in your classroom! Simply choose which version you want to use – there are open response, scaffolded, and color versions for easy differentiation. Then print a class set – and that is it, your review is prepped!
Doodle Notes are perfect for reviews, sub plans, homework assignments, and test prep. They come with a completed example so that you can model the notes for students, or let them check their answers.
Each set of Doodle Notes includes:
- An open response version for higher challenge
- A scaffolded version for support with fill-in-the-blanks
- Black and white versions, perfect for coloring in
- Color versions – use with a PDF markup tool, e.g Kami
- A handy how-to-guide to get you started with Doodle Notes
- Evolution and Natural Selection: Definition of evolution, The story of Charles Darwin, The theory of natural selection – process and examples, Types of selection – stabilizing, directional and disruptive, Other mechanisms of evolution – genetic drift (including the founder and bottleneck effects) and gene flow.
- Evidence for Evolution: Homologous, analogous and vestigial structures, Embryonic development patterns, Fossils, Biogeography, Molecular evidence (genome sequencing and comparison of DNA).
- Speciation and Extinction: Definitions of species, speciation, reproductive isolation, Prezygotic and Postzygotic barriers, Allopatric speciation, Sympatric speciation, Definition of extinction, Causes of extinction, Mass extinctions
- Classification and Dichotomous Keys: What classification is, A brief history of classification – Aristotle and Linnaeus, Levels of classification – Domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species, Characteristics of each domain and kingdom – archaea, bacteria, protista, fungi, animalia, plantae, The importance of species names – binomial nomenclature, Modern classification, How to use a dichotomous key, How to create a dichotomous key
- Phylogenetic Trees: Terminology – phylogenetic tree / evolutionary tree / cladogram, What phylogenetic trees can show us, The parts of phylogenetic trees: clades, nodes, branches, common ancestors, taxa, How to read and analyze a phylogenetic tree, How to create a phylogenetic tree using derived traits
How do I use the Doodle Notes?
- After checkout, you can immediately download the Doodle Notes
- Then you’ll choose which version you want students to use
- Simply print one set of notes for each student
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