The following classroom-ready resources complement The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch. By following four decades of research on the finches of the Galápagos islands, the film illustrates how geography and ecology can drive the evolution of new species.
- NGSS (2013) LS
- LS2.A, LS3.B, LS4.B, LS4.C
- AP Biology (2015)
- 1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, 1.B.2, 1.C.1, 1.C.2
- IB Biology (2016)
- 5.1, 5.4, C.1
- AP Environmental Science (2013)
- IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
- Common Core (2010)
- ELA.RST.9-12.4, WHST.6-12.9, MP2
- Vision and Change (2009)
- CC1, CC5
404LessonsNatural Selection and the Evolution of Darwin's FinchesIn this activity, students develop arguments for the adaptation and natural selection of Darwin’s finches. Students use two key NGSS science and engineering practices: engaging in argument from evidence using mathematical and computational thinking, and analyzing and interpreting data.