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Natural Science - Year II

Unit 44: Post-Darwin Evolution Debates

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Homework Assignment for Unit 44


This Unit's Homework Page History Lecture Science Lecture Lab Parents' Notes

Homework for Unit 44: Post-Darwin and Social Darwinism

Reading due before our discussion:

History Web Lecture: Darwin's reception

Science Web Lecture: Social Darwinism and Social Sciences

Parent's Notes


Chat Preparation Essay

Log into the Moodle, click on the Natural Science II course link, and then on the forum link in session 11, Unit 44. Post your definition to the forum. Read any other posted definitions.

Write a brief "review" of Darwin's theories, stating your own position (you may either accept or reject his proposed explanation of evolution). Be sure to give the basis for your position. Are your reasons primarily scientific ones or not? [There is no right answer to this question, other than that you clearly state why you chose your position and defend it charitably.]

Mastery Exercise

Log into the Moodle (if you are challenged, use your own Scholars Online userid and password), click on the master exercise for the unit, and attempt the mastery exercise at least once before chat. Bring any questions you have to chat. Then return and attempt the exercise as many times as necessary to achieve an 85% or better score.


Lab Exercise

Lab Instructions: Peppered Moth

Labs are within two weeks of the discussion section; the extra time should allow you to find equipment or materials. Post your lab results to the class Lab forum, in the appropriate thread.


Unit Quiz

Take the quiz for this unit. Notice the times the quiz opens and when it closes and be sure that you complete it on time! [Remember that you must first complete the Mastery Exercise with a score of 85% or better in order to take the quiz.]