Unit 5 – Evolution

  1. Slideshare intro to Evolution through natural selection (start on slide 12): LINK

  2. Artificial vs Natural Selection slideshow: LINK
  3. Evidence for Evolution WebQuest:

Anatomists (scientists who study structures of living things)
Evidence Supporting Biological Evolution (see “Common Structures”)
Comparative Anatomy (see “Comparative Anatomy”)
Fossils Can Show How Certain Features Evolved
It’s a Bird, It’s a Dinosaur?

How does comparative anatomy support the modern theory of evolution?

Molecular Biologists (scientists who study living things at a molecular level with an interest in proteins, DNA, RNA etc.)
Evolution Makes Sense of Homologies
Axing the Family Tree
Chemical Clues to Darwin’s Abominable Mystery
Salvaged DNA Leads to Neanderthals’ Mystique

Chickens, relatives of the mighty Tyrannosaurus

Paleontologists (scientists who study the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, especially as represented by fossils)
Fossils Can Show How Certain Features Evolved
Transitional Vertebrate Fossils FAQ
Shaking the Family Tree
Evolution Makes Sense of Homologies
The Nature of Fossils
Dating Fossils
Getting into the Fossil Record