5E Instructional Model Plan:

Evolution, Natural Selection, and Extinction 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching about evolution, natural selection, and extinction using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

5-6 days

The history of the Earth is filled with environmental changes, extinction events, and the evolution of a diversity of organisms. In this sequence, students explore the process of adaptation through natural selection and how this compares to the individual acclimatization of organisms in a changing environment in order to gain a better understanding of how life on Earth will adjust (or not!) to global changes such as human-caused climate change.