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Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Science Explorations Week June 5, 2017.

7th Grade    6-6-17 MS-LS4-6.Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.

Bell Ringer - View the videos A and B and place notes in your SN be prepared to answer questions or write a summary.

A. Heredity: Crash Course Biology #9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBezq1fFUEA

B. Genetics | Mendel's Laws Of Inheritance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqF8rC2BJ8M

C. Mendel’s PPT - View with your partner and take notes on notebook paper. Complete the charts and answer all questions on your notebook paper.

http://www.biologyjunction.com/Mendelian%20Genetics.ppt

A Great Leap To Speciation?

https://www.ck12.org/biology/Mendels-Laws-and-Genetics/rwa/A-Great-Leap-To-Speciation/

BioCoach Activity Mendelian Inheritance Introduction

http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/inheritance/intro.html

7th Grade Homework - Due Thursday  Engaging Activity - Homework - Read over all 10 pages so you are prepared to engage in the activity on Wednesday. You will need to bring the following to class:

  1. A penny

  2. Paper and pen (blue or black_

https://physics.unl.edu/~fulcrum/resources/RS_Activities/GK12_AY04_Cells_MendelLawsProbability_v2.pdf

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6-7-17 7th Grade   Ck12.org - Title: Theory of Evolution - Return to the Wild

https://www.ck12.org/biology/Theory-of-Evolution-by-Natural-Selection/rwa/Wild-Horses/

You will read the text, take notes on notebook paper, and answer the questions. You and your partner will work together, however; each students is writing their own answers and turning in your paper at the end of class.

Use the below resources to answer the following questions

  1. How may climate change be affecting the efforts to revive the Takhi populations?

  2. Is The Takhi ancestral to domestic horses?

  3. Do you agree that for an animal reintroduction to be successful it has to occur in an area free of humans? Explain your thinking and be specific in your reasoning.

  4. List one positive and one negative consequence of captive breeding, explain your answers.

  5. In what type of biome do the Takhi live?

  6. What are some of the suspected reasons for the marked declines in Takhi populations after World War II?

  7. When did horses disperse from North America to Asia?

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