Evolution via Natural Selection
This unit introduces the theory of evolution taking into consideration the sensitive nature of this topic for some students. Students are given ample opportunity to share their preconceptions before diving into the scientific evidence for evolution. Students are able to use simulations to experience survival of the fittest and draw conclusions based on what they experience. Students also are challenged to reflect on truths vs. misconceptions related to this theory. Reflection throughout this entire unit will be the key to students processing the material.