H.2L.5 Evolution Assessmentx

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Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


September 4, 2012



Proficiency Assessment

H.2L.4

Natural Selection

H.2L.5

Evidence for Evolution


Standard:
Explain how biological evolution is the consequence of the interactions of genetic
variation, reproduction and inheritance, natural selection, and time.


Standard:

Explain how multiple lines of scientific evidence support biological evolution.


Title
: Are Humans Still Evolving?


Introduction

H.2L.4


Evolution



Natural selection is the mechanism for evolution.



Species change over long periods of time.



Mutation and
genetic recombination create diversity.


Natural Selection



More organisms are born than can possibly survive.



Variation occurs in organisms due to mutation and recombination of genes.



Genetic vs. biological diversity.



The availability of resources in the e
nvironment is limited.



Organisms best adapted to their environment survive longer and are more likely
to reproduce.


Vocabulary: evolution, adaptation, isolation, natural selection, speciation, variation,
barrier, co
-
evolution, cross
-
breeding, embryonic,
gradualism, hybridization, immunity,
interbreeding, mutation, punctuated (equilibrium)


Possible learning targets:

Explain

how biological evolution is the consequence of the interactions of
genetic variation, reproduction and inheritance, natural selection, and time.


H.2L.5


Lines of Evidence



Homologous structures



Analogous structures



Vestigial Structures



Fossils



Embryology



Geographic isolation



Reproductive isolation



Geology (plate tectonics)


Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


September 4, 2012





Genetic (DNA)



Biochemical (Amino Acid Sequence)


Vocabulary: homologous structures, vestigial structures, analogous structures, fossils,
reproductive isolation, convergent evolution, di
vergen
t evolution, mitochondrial DNA


Possible learning targets:

Explain

how multiple lines of evidence support biological evolution.


Assessment

Designed to allow students to make an evidence
-
based, evaluative statement on the action of
evolution in
modern life, this writing activity will allow students to fully describe the process of
evolution as it may occur in a single species, including multiple lines of evidence.


Type:

Essay

Time needed:

1
-
2 class periods

Materials:

Paper and pencil


can be t
yped at teacher’s discretion

Directions:

Deliver student task description and scoring guide to students. Give them
time to write
.

Possible adaptations:

Choose a different species.





Student Handout

Are Humans Still Evolving?


On a blank piece of
notebook paper, write your answer in multiple paragraphs addressing:



Are humans still evolving?



Are there individual t
raits that may or may not be evolving
? Explain.



Are there t
raits that may or may not evolve based upon societal factors (where
someone li
ves

provides different access to medicine and nutrition, for example)? Why
or why not?



Are there traits that, on their surface, should disappear from a population but continue
to reappear? Why or why not?



Are there traits that can now be artificially sele
cted through biotechnology?



Are humans undergoing speciation? Why or why not?








Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


September 4, 2012





Check list

H.2L.4 and H.2
L.5 Evol
ution and the Age of the Earth


Include the Following

Evidence = X

Heading


Title


Name (First and Last)


Date


Class


Elements


Spelling


Conventions (capitalization, punctuation, paragraphs)


Use vocabulary from state standard:
evolution, adaptation, isolation,
natural selection, speciation, variation, barrier, co
-
evolution, cross
-
breeding, embryonic, gradualism, hybridization,

immunity,
interbreeding, mutation, punctuated (equilibrium)


See Directions/procedures


Scoring


See rubric


Format


Written explanation























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Scoring Guide

H.2L.4 Natural Selection

H.2L.5 Evidence for Evolution



Standard:
Explain how biological evolution is the consequence of the interactions of genetic
variation, reproduction and inheritance, natural selection, and time.


Standard: Explain how multiple lines of scientific evidence support biological evolution.


Score

Descr
iption:


4.0

Exceeds


Evaluate the impact of the interactions of genetic variation, reproduction
and inheritance, natural selection and time on biological evolution.

3.5

Can complete level 3.0 and can partially complete level 4.0.


3.0

Meets


Explain
how biological evolution is the consequence of the interactions of
genetic variation, reproduction and inheritance, natural selection and
time, using multiple lines of supporting scientific evidence.

2.5

Can complete level 2.0 and can partially complete l
evel 3.0 or 4.0


2.0

Nearly m
eets


Describe the process of biological evolution through natural selection.

1.5

Can complete level 1.0 and can partially complete level 2.0, 3.0, or 4.0.


1.0

Beginning


Recognize that

species have changed over time, with help

0.5

Can produce some evidence of basic knowledge, with help.


0.0

H
as no
understanding


Cannot provide any evidence of knowledge or understanding, even with
help.