Table 1. A suggested pacing guide that can be used with the curriculum based on 45-minute class periods. Since the classroom teacher knows his or her students best, the teacher should decide the sequencing of lessons. The curriculum is available at https://www.cpet.ufl.edu/resources/curricula/.
Week 1Week 2
Day 1Homework Prior to Lesson ONE:
Background article reading with guided questions. Administer pre-assessment (if using).
Lesson TWO (extension):
Hardy-Weinberg extension lesson and practice set.
Day 2Lesson ONE:
Winners and Losers of Climate Change— Debrief background reading guide. Complete Winners and Losers activity with species cards; debrief.
Lesson THREE:
Patterns of Natural Selection— Types of Selection lesson and practice.
Day 3Lesson TWO:
Chill Coma Assay and Evolution Investigation— Assay background presentation. Run assay; collect raw data.
Lesson THREE:
Patterns of Natural Selection— Types of Selection lesson and practice.
Day 4Lesson TWO:
Chill Coma Assay and Evolution Investigation— Data analysis and lab wrap-up questions.
Administer post-assessment.
Day 5Lesson TWO:
Chill Coma Assay and Evolution Investigation— Mechanisms of Evolution student investigation pages.