Darwin's Theory Of Evolution

Darwin's Theory Of Evolution
Natural Selection Explained
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Science2nd Grade

This lesson contains 14 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

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Darwin's Theory Of Evolution
Natural Selection Explained

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What do you think natural selection is

Slide 3 - Mind map

Slide 4 - Video

Have you ever heard of the word "evolution"

Slide 5 - Poll

What is Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution
Imagine you have a bunch of different animals, like birds. Some birds have long beaks, some have short ones. But there's not always enough food for everyone. The birds with the long beaks can reach food better, so they survive and have babies with long beaks, too.
Over time, more and more birds end up with long beaks because that helps them eat and survive. This idea of animals changing over time to fit where they live better is called evolution. It's like a natural puzzle where animals slowly change to be better at living in their homes. That's what Charles Darwin figured out!

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Give an example of natural selection that you have seen in nature

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What did Darwin's findings conclude
Darwin's findings concluded that animals change over time to become better suited to where they live. This process is called evolution. It's like a big puzzle where animals slowly change to fit into their homes better. So, Darwin showed us that animals aren't always the same as they were before. They can change a little bit at a time to live their best lives in their environments.

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Who was Charles Darwin?
He invented math
He created a theory of evolution
He discovered birds
He campaigned against politics

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What did Darwin discover?
Natural Selection

Slide 10 - Quiz

What did you learn

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How excited are you to do a project on Darwin's Theory of Evolution?

Slide 12 - Poll

Project Title: Bird Beak Buffet: Exploring Darwin's Theory of Evolution
Objective: To understand Charles Darwin's theory of evolution through a hands-on experiment.
Materials Needed:
Various types of bird beaks (made from different materials like spoons, clothespins, tweezers, straws, etc.)
Different types of food (e.g., seeds, nuts, fruits of varying sizes)
Containers or bowls to hold the food
Poster board or display area for observations and conclusions
Markers, stickers, or labels for identification

Introduction to Darwin's Theory of Evolution: Start by explaining Darwin's theory of evolution in simple terms, using examples like birds with different beak shapes and sizes adapting to their environments.
Setting Up the Bird Beak Buffet: Set out the various types of bird beaks (tools) and the different types of food in separate containers. Label each beak and food item.
Observation and Experimentation: Invite the kids to use the different beak tools to "eat" the food items. Encourage them to observe which beak works best for each type of food. They can record their observations on the poster board or in a notebook.
Discussion and Analysis: 
Which beak worked best for which type of food?
Why do you think certain beaks were more effective than others?
How does this relate to Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection?

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