Investigating Island Evolution: A Galapagos-based lesson using the 5E instructional model by: Anthony V. DeFina

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Many endemic species of the Galapagos Islands are useful for a biology teacher planning an extended lesson on evolution. In this activity, the teacher focuses on his Galapagos Islands’ experience to develop a unique lesson plan, using the 5E instructional model.

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  • on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:34 PM

After a visit to the Galapagos Islands high school science teacher Anthony DeFina develops an inquiry lesson based on the sequence of inquiry-engagement, exploration explanation, elaboration, and evaluation—to have students explore Galapagos Islands evolution. The many endemic species here are useful for an extended lesson on evolution. Rubric for scoring evolution essay is included . Resources listed are decade old and would need to be updated.

Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
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