Evolution and extinction

In this lesson we will learn about the theory of evolution, and apply our knowledge to interpret evolutionary trees. We will also learn about the causes of species extinction.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Genetic variation is caused by:

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Q2.The process where organisms are better adapted to survive and pass on genes to their offspring is known as...

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Q3.Tick 3 things plants compete for

Select three (3) boxes

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Q4.Put the stages of natural selection into the correct order

There is competition for a resource

There is variation caused by mutations

Survivors breed and pass their genes onto offspring

An individual of the species has a survival advantage

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 2

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Question 3

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Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Genetic variation is caused by:

1/4

Q2.The process where organisms are better adapted to survive and pass on genes to their offspring is known as...

2/4

Q3.Tick 3 things plants compete for

Select three (3) boxes

3/4

Q4.Put the stages of natural selection into the correct order

There is competition for a resource

There is variation caused by mutations

Survivors breed and pass their genes onto offspring

An individual of the species has a survival advantage

4/4

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Evolution and Extinction

This quiz will assess you on knowledge learned in today's lesson, as well as what you have learned in earlier lessons.

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Q1.What is evolution?

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Q2.The theory of evolution states that all life evolved from what?

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Q3.Which species most recently shared a common ancestor with P. campbelli? (Image: Wikipedia- Michaplot - Phodopus Cladogram)

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Q4.What is extinction?

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Q5.Which of the following is NOT a cause of extinction?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Evolution and Extinction

This quiz will assess you on knowledge learned in today's lesson, as well as what you have learned in earlier lessons.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is evolution?

1/5

Q2.The theory of evolution states that all life evolved from what?

2/5

Q3.Which species most recently shared a common ancestor with P. campbelli? (Image: Wikipedia- Michaplot - Phodopus Cladogram)

3/5

Q4.What is extinction?

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Q5.Which of the following is NOT a cause of extinction?

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Lesson summary: Evolution and extinction

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