This lesson provides students an opportunity to study evolution using engaging, relevant, and researched based strategies. Students will uncover the evidences that support the evolutionary path of the modern whale. For the teacher, this lesson plan provides a protocol to teach Clarifying Objective: 3.4.1 from the NC Essential Standards for Science (“Explain how fossil, biochemical and anatomical evidence support the Theory of Evolution”). This goal and objective directly correlates with the 1996 National Life Science Content Standard C and to the Framework for K-12 Science Education Life Science Content Standard, LS4.A.
Author: Sharon Green