AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Evolution, Lesson 1- Introduction to Evolution

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:  

Topic Presentation:  

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 1:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

Natural Selection: Biology #14

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Natural Selection

Examples of Natural Selection

Questions to answer:

  1. Explain how the work of the following folks contributed to the development of the Theory of Natural Selection”
  1. Thomas Malthus
  2. Georges Cuvier
  3. Charles Lyell
  1. Explain how evolution as it was conceived of by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck differs from Natural Selection.
  2. Draw a diagram illustrating the process of natural selection.  Make sure your diagram includes all of the following features:
  1. Overproduction of offspring
  2. variation among individuals
  3. limited resources
  4. competition
  5. differential reproductive success (“fitness”)
  6. adaptation
  1. Explain how each of the following demonstrate Darwinian selection.  For each, indicate the source of selection, the criteria that determines fitness in the environment, and the end result of the selective process:
  1. Artificial selection
  2. Galapagos finches
  3. The evolution of resistance in a population of insects or bacteria (you pick).
  1. How has modern science refined our understanding of evolution since Darwin/Wallace’s publication?

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)