How can we use evidence of living organisms (current and extinct) to show
how adaptations have allowed for evolution?
There are many different pieces of evidence that scientists and researches reference to help demonstrate evolution. All of these evidences work to show the development of single species over time, common ancestry of different organisms, and how/when organisms lived in the geologic time scale. The four main evidences we will focus on are fossil record, embryology, anatomical structures, and DNA/genetic information.
Understanding these different pieces of evidence helps us explain why organisms have adapted to their changing environments. We also use the information to explain how closely related organisms are.
Video that discusses Plate Tectonics - how they move and what type of topographic structures they form. Below find the worksheet that accompanies the video
Plate Tectonic Video Worksheet - pairs with video above
Big Bang Group Project PowerPoint - use this to get the questions about the article, if you didn't finish them in class!
Information to help with the storyboard/comic strip assignment - powerpoint shows all layers of the Earth and what happens in each layer, also discusses convection currents in the mantle.
PPT with directions for storyline/comic strip assignment. Also has quick review points for plate boundaries and convection currents
Article gives basic information about movement of plates at each boundary. USE IF YOU NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING AGES OF ROCKS AT BOUNDARIES
Law of Superposition