How do fossils provide evidence for evolution?

In this lesson, we are going to learn how fossils are formed and how they provide evidence for the theory of evolution. We will learn what the fossil record is and why there are parts missing from the record. In this lesson,

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Q1.Not all individuals of a species are exactly the ________. There are variations between them.

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Q2.The individuals of a species who are best ___________ to their environment are most likely to survive.

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Q3.These individuals are more likely reproduce and pass their useful adaptations onto their _____________.

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Q4.Individuals that were poorly adapted are less likely to __________.

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Q5.Over time, the characteristic that make survival more likely become more common and a species gradually __________.

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Q6.Given enough time, these small changes can add up to the extent that a new _________ can evolve altogether.

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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!

For all of the questions below choose a word to complete the sentence.
 
Q1.Not all individuals of a species are exactly the ________. There are variations between them.

1/6

Q2.The individuals of a species who are best ___________ to their environment are most likely to survive.

2/6

Q3.These individuals are more likely reproduce and pass their useful adaptations onto their _____________.

3/6

Q4.Individuals that were poorly adapted are less likely to __________.

4/6

Q5.Over time, the characteristic that make survival more likely become more common and a species gradually __________.

5/6

Q6.Given enough time, these small changes can add up to the extent that a new _________ can evolve altogether.

6/6

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How do fossils provide evidence for evolution?

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Q1.Which of these is the last step in the fossilisation process?

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Q2.What is the fossil record?

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Q3.If fossils are deeper down in rock are the newer or older fossils?

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Q4.Which of these is NOT a reason that parts of the fossil record are missing.

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How do fossils provide evidence for evolution?

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which of these is the last step in the fossilisation process?

1/4

Q2.What is the fossil record?

2/4

Q3.If fossils are deeper down in rock are the newer or older fossils?

3/4

Q4.Which of these is NOT a reason that parts of the fossil record are missing.

4/4

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