AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Evolution, Lesson 3- Evidence of 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:

Evolution- It's a Thing:  Biology #20

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Evidence for Evolution

Questions to answer:

  1. Explain how each of the following specifically support some aspect of evolutionary theory:
  1. The fossil record (generally)
  2. Transition fossils (specifically)
  3. Homologous anatomical structures
  4. Analogous anatomical structures
  5. Vestigial anatomical structures
  6. Comparative embryology
  7. Molecular Homology (DNA and proteins)
  8. Artificial Selection
  9. Biogeography
  10. Observed Evolution (pick one)
  1. Explain the concept of teleology and why it is contradicted by evolutionary biology.  Provide three examples of evidence that directly contradict teleological thinking.
  2. Explain why “Intelligent Design” is not a scientific hypothesis to explain the origin and evolution of life on Earth.  Provide two bits of evidence that contradict the idea of “Intelligent Design”.  

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)