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Evolutionary Theory: Part 1

This article begins a series of fun and thought-provoking lessons by Jane Smith. For more of her work see her homepage at At Home Learning.

These lessons were written with sixth to twelfth graders in mind. The sites in these lessons will give you background in basic human communities.

copyright 2000 Haven Preparatory Academy and Jane Smith

http://www.omnibusol.com/ancient.html

http://www.gla.ac.uk/Museum/HuntMus/earth/index.html

Lesson 1: Evolutionary Theory

The first two questions are not found in the web pages given. Think them through and give a logical and plausible(possible) answer.

1. How did ancient people discover what was edible and not edible?

2. How do we know that humans began as hunter/gatherers? What physical evidence is there to support your theory? The rest of these questions are answered at the following web page: http://www.gla.ac.uk/Museum/HuntMus/earth/index.htm

3. The first forms of life as found in fossils were called ________.

4. _________ were single cells or chains of cells which used fermentation and solar energy for photosynthesis to survive and reproduce.

5. Why would the discovery of fossil teeth be significant? What do teeth tell us about an animal?

Click on all the highlighted links on the web page:
a. Ordovician
b. Trilobites
c. Lingula
d. sharks
e. fish
f. animal
g. Carboniferou
h. Dinosaurs


Vocabulary:

photosynthesis
Ordovician
Carboniferous
Trilobites
Omnivore
Carnivore
Herbivore


copyright 2000 Haven Preparatory Academy and Jane Smith

Lessons in This Series:

Lesson 1: Evolutionary Theory Part One
Lesson 2: Evolutionary Theory Part Two
Lesson 3: Locating Mesopotamia
Lesson 4: History/Geography of Mesopotamia
Lesson 5: Daily Life in Mesopotamia Lesson 6: Daily Life in Mesopotamia - Activities Lesson 7: Mesopotamia - Religion

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