Quick summary: This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.
- Students recognise ways that science is profoundly affecting all life on Earth and potentially influencing evolution.
- Students build their thinking and questioning skills.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 10 Science
- The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes (ACSSU184)
- The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (ACSSU185)
- Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities (ACSHE195)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC5-17CW, SC5-14LW.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding.
Time needed: 30 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet.
Key words: Evolution, species, future.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.