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AP Biology Evolution Homework Reading

AP Biology Evolution Homework Reading
AP Biology Evolution Homework Reading
AP Biology Evolution Homework Reading
AP Biology Evolution Homework Reading
AP Biology Evolution Homework Reading
AP Biology Evolution Homework Reading
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This AP Biology evolution resource is a reading assignment with paragraph-by-paragraph guided questions that lead students to an understanding of modern taxonomy, phylogeny and cladistics. The author develops an underlying theme that cladograms were developed as testable hypotheses and that they are therefore subject to the rigors of valid scientific experiments. The topic is the evolution of birds from bipedal terrestrial dinosaurs. While the article was written some twenty years ago, it introduces the concept that dissenters to the dinosaur-bird hypothesis could easily be competent scientists who accept evolution but have not presented a testable alternative hypothesis. The product includes a student worksheet with a link to a case study. An answer key is provided. “AP Biology Evolution Homework” is a great vacation or substitute day assignment and provides a springboard for studying phylogenetic trees and cladograms. It clearly addresses the AP Biology Curriculum’s Learning Objective 1.17. “The student is able to pose scientific questions about a group of organisms whose relatedness is described by a phylogenetic tree or cladogram in order (1) to identify shared characteristic, (2) make inferences about the evolutionary history of the group, and (3) identify character data that could extend or improve the phylogenetic tree.” Additionally it engages students in scientific questioning (science practice 3 for AP Biology) and allows students to work with scientific explanations and theories (practice 6). This could be used concurrently with AP Biology Evolution Bundled Unit

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6 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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