Everything you need to understand or teach The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner.
The Beak of the Finch is an in-depth look at the research that was begun with Charles Darwin's brief visit to the Galapagos Islands through the late twentieth century with the Grants twenty years of visiting and researching on the islands. The book explains how Darwin's theories began, and how they were proven to be true, false, or just not totally correct. It also gives the reader an understanding of how evolution works over both long and short stretches of time.
The book is separated into three parts. Each part deals with a separate group of issues, but the parts flow together as one large story. There are no gaps or breaks in this chronology of two different time frames, Darwin's time and Grants' time.
Part one gives the reader a basic understanding of how Darwin's finches became famous and introduces the reader to the Grants and their...
The Beak of the Finch Lesson Plans contain 112 pages of teaching material, including: