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[Teacher-talklife] Session 6

From: Jenny Yoder <yoder_jenny_at_yahoo.com_at_learner.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 08:56:22 -0800 (PST)
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With the younger elementary students that I teach, I think we could begin to discuss many of the concepts from Session 5 and 6.† My own children are 6 and simply watching the movie Ice Age recently made them aware of the fact that animals today look similar to animals from very long ago.†† They understood†that today there are no wooly mammoths†but that over time the species†may have adapted to different environmental conditions.††We've had discussions about how many reptiles are related to dinosaurs.† You could have students go through magazines and cut out pictures of animals they think could be related.† I think†exposing†them to†a tree of life model would help them understand†all of†this visually.† You could relate common ancestry to their own families.††If we were to look at pictures of†our ancestors we may see some similarities in our family versus another family.††If you†can relate these concepts to their†own experiences, they
 will understand them even more.† We can even see mutations at the zoo.††We visited a zoo where there was a 2 headed snake.† That is a great example of a mutation for†children of this age to experience.††††††
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