This EDITABLE 4 page worksheet asks students to review basic concepts in natural selection, different types of selection, selection factors, biological fitness, evidence for evolution, etc. It includes labeling models, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank and free response questions. This can be used as in-class practice, homework or an exam review. ANSWER KEY INCLUDED.
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NGSS HS-LS4-1. Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.
NGSS HS-LS4-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four factors: (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment.
NGSS HS-LS4-4. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.
NGSS HS-LS4-5. Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.