Contemporary Biology Module 9 – Homework Educator


Instructions:

In a Word document, write what a paper on what you’ve learned about evolution. Split your writing into the following three parts. Put your name and the document/assignment title (Module 9) at the top.  DO NOT COPY AND PASTE – this needs to be your original work.

Part 1:Causes of Evolution

I have provided you with my descriptions and examples of the four basic causes of evolution. Now it is your turn, in your own words – (pretend you are explaining it to your new mother in law 🙂 –

Describe the four basic causes of evolution.

Provide at least two (2) examples that illustrate each of the four causes. 

So how do we know that these things are the causes of evolution? Or even that evolution is actually occurring?  Well, we just need to look at the evidence: What is the Evidence for Evolution? (YouTube) REPLACE YOUTUBE?

And indeed, is evolution a theory or a fact? 

Ok, now I know we could start quite a number of arguments here!  But we really don’t need to. In truth, both science and religion can coexist: Compatibility of Science and Religion  

Part 2: Evidence in Support of Evolution

I have provided a video for you to observe some of the evidence in support of evolution. Based on the video (

What is the Evidence of Evolution? (YouTube)

 Answer the following questions:  

What were the ancestors of whales?

What evidence is provided that whales evolved from earlier organisms?

What happens to the whale’s leg bones during development?

What do the fossils of the Basilosaurid tell us?

What do the fossils of the Maiacetus tell us?

What animal is the closest genetic match to the whale?

Why were scientists surprised by this match?

What did birds evolve from?

Part 3: Misconceptions about Evolution

Click on the following site: Misconceptions about Evolution (Berkeley).

There are nine (9) misconceptions provided about evolution.

Select three (3) of these misconceptions. On your Word document:

Write the title of the misconceptions you have selected.

Using your own words – explain the CORRECTIONs provided beneath each misconception.

 

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