Science Scope and Sequence, The Theory of Biological Evolution

Science Standard V, Life Science

Lesson 511, The Theory of Biological Evolution

Knowing the impact of Darwin’s work on the study of evolution

Understanding that evolution is based on the four principles of overproduction, variation, competition, and selection

Understanding natural selection

Understanding gene pools, mutations, and migrations

Understanding evidence of physical, biochemical, and behavioral adaptations of plants and animals

Understanding the patterns, methods, and rate of evolution

Explaining the “punctuated equilibrium model” of evolution

Exploring experimental evidence about the origin of life

Knowing specific organisms and their life cycles (Butterflies, fish, etc.)


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