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Worksheet - Evolution - Divergent Convergent & Coevolution - Distance Learning

Grade Levels
8th - 10th, Homeschool
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  1. A comprehensive 7 worksheet bundle that covers basic and advanced concepts in evolution for an upper middle school or lower high school biology course. Topics include: who was Charles Darwin, theory of natural selection, evolution, evidence for evolution, types of selection (e.g. stabilizing, disru
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A 3-page worksheet product designed to cover the basic evolutionary concepts of microevolution vs. macroevolution and patterns of evolution for an upper middle school or lower high school biology course. Topics include: microevolution and macroevolution, as well as the 3 main patterns of evolution: divergent evolution, convergent evolution, and coevolution.

Contents:

Page 1 - Reading:

  • Differences between microevolution and macroevolution
  • 3 main patterns of evolution: divergent evolution, convergent evolution and coevolution
  • Summary diagrams and examples for each pattern

Page 2 - Review Questions:

  • Multiple choice review exercise where students match real-life examples and standard definitions with the correct pattern of evolution.

Page 3 - Answer Key:

  • Answer key for multiple choice review exercise.

Downloadable in 2 Formats:

  • This product comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document and fully-editable Word document
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Relevant NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:

NGSS MS-LS3 - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

  • MS-LS3.A - Inheritance of Traits
  • MS-LS3.B - Variation of Traits

NGSS MS-LS4 - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • MS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
  • MS-LS4.C: Adaptation

NGSS HS-LS3 - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

  • HS-LS3.A - Structure and Function
  • HS-LS3.C - Variation of Traits

NGSS HS-LS4 - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
  • HS-LS4.C: Adaptation

You Might Also Like the Following Worksheets in This Set:

BUNDLE - Evolution Worksheets

Reading - A Brief Biography of Charles Darwin

Worksheet - Darwin's Journey and Natural Selection

Worksheet - Types of Selection

Worksheet - Evidence for Evolution

Worksheet - Divergent Evolution, Convergent Evolution, and Coevolution

Worksheet - Genetic Drift, Bottleneck Effect, and the Founder Effect

Worksheet - Speciation and Forms of Reproductive Isolation

You Might Also Like the Following Related Evolution Products:

PPT - Evolution: Adaptations, Darwin, and Natural Selection

Study Sheet - Evolution and Natural Selection

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Copyright © Douglas Enns. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this document are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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Standards

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NGSSMS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment. Emphasis is on using simple probability statements and proportional reasoning to construct explanations.
NGSSHS-LS4-3
Apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait. Emphasis is on analyzing shifts in numerical distribution of traits and using these shifts as evidence to support explanations. Assessment is limited to basic statistical and graphical analysis. Assessment does not include allele frequency calculations.
NGSSHS-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. Emphasis is on using evidence to explain the influence each of the four factors has on number of organisms, behaviors, morphology, or physiology in terms of ability to compete for limited resources and subsequent survival of individuals and adaptation of species. Examples of evidence could include mathematical models such as simple distribution graphs and proportional reasoning. Assessment does not include other mechanisms of evolution, such as genetic drift, gene flow through migration, and co-evolution.
NGSSMS-LS4-3
Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy. Emphasis is on inferring general patterns of relatedness among embryos of different organisms by comparing the macroscopic appearance of diagrams or pictures. Assessment of comparisons is limited to gross appearance of anatomical structures in embryological development.

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