S7L5 Students will examine the evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics that promote survival of organisms and the survival of successive generations of their offspring. .
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S7L5 Students will examine the evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics thatpromote survival of organisms and the survival of successive generations of their offspring.
S7L5.a Explain how physical characteristics of organisms have changed over successive generations (e.g. Darwin’s finches and the peppered moths of Manchester).
S7L5.b Describe ways in which species on earth have evolved due to natural selection.
S7L5.c Explain how the fossil record found in sedimentary
rock provides evidence for the long history of changing
Phylogeny is determined . . .
Because so many species
are so similar in their
development, it may
suggest a common
Some species have structures that they do not need. For example,
humans ~ appendix
whales ~ tiny hip bones that whales do
not need may have been inherited
from their walking ancestors.
5. What is Natural Selection? Evolution occurs because of Natural Selection – organism that is better adapted lives longer and produces more offspring.
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