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the word used to describe when a species no longer exists extinct
the gradual change of a species over time evolution
a group of species who are similar and can mate amongst eachother species
a trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce adaptation
any difference between members of the same species variation
changes in the DNA mutation
the process by which a new species evolves from another species speciation
random changes in gene frequencies genetic drift
same structure, but different function homologous organs
same function but different structure analogous
closely related species evolve to have differences in their structures divergent evolution

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THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION AND NATURAL SELECTION Crossword

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change in the heritable traits of biological populations over successive generations Evolution
any characteristic of an individual that allows it to survive to produce more offspring Natural Selection
a trait with acurrent functional role in the life of an orangism that is maintained and evolved by natural selection Adaptation
the genetic contribution of an individual to the next generation's gene pool relative to the average for the population Fitness
any preserved evidence of life from a past geological age, such as the impressions and remains of organisms Fossil
structures derived from a common ancestor or same evolutionary or developmental origin Homologous Structure
similar form or function, but that were not present in the last common ancestor of those groups Analogous Structure
a structure in an organism that has lost all or most of its original function in the course of evolution Vestigal Structure
the process whereby organisms not closely related, independently evolve similar traits Convergent Evolution
the accumulation of differences between groups which can lead to the formation of new species Divergent Evolution
the diversification of a group of organisms into forms filling different ecological niches Adaptive Radiation
the intentional breeding of plants and animals Artifical Selection
the influence of closely associated species on each other in their evolution Coevolution

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Evolution, Chapter 10 Crossword

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the process of biological change by which descendants look different than their ancestors EVOLUTION
a group of organisms that can reproduce and have fertile offspring SPECIES
a naturalist who studied species on the Galapagos Island and thought all living things descended from a common ancestor DARWIN
A naturalist who thought that changes in physical characteristics were driven by changes in the environmnent over time LAMARCK
traces of organisms that existed in the past FOSSILS
a theory that states geologic processes that shape the Earth are uniform over time UNIFORMITARIANISM
the theory that natural disasters like floods have happened often during Earth's history CATASTROPHISM
the principle that changes in landforms happen slowly over a long period of time GRADUALISM
the differences in traits among individuals within a group VARIATION
a feature that allows an organism to better survive in its environment ADAPTATION
all the individuals of a species that live in a certain area POPULATION
a measure of the ability to survive and produce more offspring FITNESS
___________ selection is when nature is the selective agent of which organisms will survive and reproduce NATURAL
the ability for a trait to be passed from one generation to the next HERITABILITY
the principle taht having many offspring increases teh chance that some will survive OVERPRODUCTION
the study of the distribution of organisms around the world BIOGEOGRAPHY
_____________structures are features taht are similar in structure but appear in different organsims and have different functions HOMOLOGOUS
__________structures perform similar function but are NOT similar in origin ANALOGOUS
_________structures are remnants that hada function in an earlier ancestor but are underdeveloped or unused in a later organism VESTIGIAL
________ evidence relies on similarities in DNA sequences MOLECULAR
_________ evidence relies on similar features in embryos EMBRYOLOGICAL
the study of fossils or extinct organisms PALEONTOLOGY

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evolution Crossword

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is a trait with a current functional role in the life of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection. adaptation
is the relative frequency of an allele (variant of a gene) at a particular locus in a population, expressed as a fraction or percentage allele frequency
evolutionary mechanism that helps members of the same species identify each other as proper mates. behavioral isolation
different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth evolution
the ability to survive to reproductive age, find a mate, and produce offspring. fitness
the set of all genes, or genetic information, in any population, usually of a particular species gene pool
The separation of two populations of the same species or breeding group by a physical barrier, such as a mountain or body of water. geographic isolation
characteristic of an individual that allows it to survive to produce more offspring natural selection
A group of organisms of one species that interbreed and live in the same place at the same time population
splitting of a single evolutionary lineage into two or more genetically independent lineages speciation
any difference between cells variation
genetic isolation achieved due to temporal differences in breeding. temporal isolation

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Evolution by Natural Selection Word Search

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KINGDOMS
CHARLES DARWIN
SPECIATION
ABSOLUTE DATING
RELATIVE DATING
MUTATION
VARIATION
NATURAL SELECTION
ADAPTATION
EVOLUTION
FOSSIL
EUKARYOTES
PROKARYOTES
VESTIGIAL STRUCTURES
HOMOLOGOUS STRUCTURES
ANALOGOUS STRUCTURES
INHERITANCE

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Evolution Crossword

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The sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species of a group of organisms Evolution
A process in which individuals that have certain traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than other individuals because of those traits. Natural selection
Organisms with specific traits in order to produce offspring’s with identical traits. Artificial selection
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce Adaption
Ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment fitness
a sudden departure from the parent type in one or more heritable characteristics, caused by a change in a gene or a chromosome. an individual, species, or the like, resulting from such a departure mutation
Form of relocation diffusion involving permanent move to a new location. migration
A change in the allele frequency of a population as a result of chance events rather than natural selection genetic drift
-Ability of an animal to look like another more harmful animal. Mimicry
A structural adaption that enables an organism to blend in with its environment Camouflage
Structures in different species that are similar because of common ancestry Homologous structures
Structures that do not have a common evolutionary origin but are similar in function Analogous structures
Remnant of a structure that may have had an important function in a species ancestors, but has no clear function in the modern species Vestigial Structures
This person was born in 1809 and died in 1832. He wrote “ On The origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection” Charles Darwin

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THE THEORY OF NATURAL SELECTION & EVOLUTION Crossword

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change in the heritable traits of biological populations over successive generations evolution
structures derived from a common ancestor or same evolutionary or developmental origin homologous structure
any characteristic of an individual that allows it to survive to produce more offspring natural selection
the genetic contribution of an individual to the next generation's gene pool relative to the average for the population fitness
any preserved evidence of life from a past geological age, such as the impressions and remains of organisms fossil
the diversification of a group of organisms into forms filling different ecological adaptative radiation
the process whereby organisms not closely related, independently evolve similar traits convergent evolution
a trait with acurrent functional role in the life of an orangism that is maintained and evolved by natural selection adaptation
the accumulation of differences between groups which can lead to the formation of new species divergent evolution
the intentional breeding of plants and animals artifical selection
the influence of closely associated species on each other in their evolution coevolution
similar form or function, but that were not present in the last common ancestor of those groups analogous structure

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Environmental science crossword

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The study of how organisms interact with each other Ecology
All living things and their physical environments within a particular area Ecosystem
Change over time Evolution
An organisms habitat resource use and fundamental role in a community Niche
The variety of organisms in an area Biodiversity
Able to meet current demand for a resource without depending the future supply Sustainable
Largest group of organisms In which 2 individuals can produce fertile offspring Species
The process by which new species are generated Speciation
The Disappearance of a species from Earth Extinction
The extinction of an organism or species in one area Extirpation
Anything an organism needs to survive Resources
Killing of an animal illegally Poaching
Any part of an ecosystem that is living or used to be living Biotic factor
Members of a species that live in the same area at the same time Population
Matter that makes up earth and it's atmosphere Geosphere

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evolution relearn Crossword

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behavior or physical characteristic that allows an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment adaptation
the gradual change in species over time evolution
a process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment are more likely to survive and reproduce than others that are not natural selection
that variety of organisms that inhabit the earth diversity
British nationalist who formulate the theory of evolution by natural selection Charles Darwin
any different between individuals of the same species variation
the disappearance of all members of a species from earth extinction
gaps in the fossil record missing link
similar structure that related species have inherited from common ancestor homologous structure
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the past fossil
process where scientists look at the half-life of chemical contained in rocks around a fossil to determine the age of fossil radioactive dating
Any change of DNA in the organism mutation
A group of organisms that are physically similar and can mate with each other and produce offspring that can also mate and reproduce species
a well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations scientific theory
a diagram showing how scientists think different groups of organisms are related. branching tree
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organism petrified fossil
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an organism dissolves, leaving an empty space in the shape of the part. mold
a type of fossil that forms when a mold become filled within mineral that then harden Cast
The time it was ages for half of atoms in a radioactive element to decay half-life
A technique used to determine which of two fossils is older relative dating
an unstable element that breaks down into a different element radioactive element
the million fossil that scientist have collect fossil recorder
The theory that evolution occurs slowly but steadily gradualism
The theory that species evolve during short periods of rapid change. Punctuated equilibria

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Speciation Crossword

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Current functional role of an organism that is evolved by means of natural selection. Adaptation
Relative frequency at a particular locus in population, expressed as a fraction or percentage. Allele Frequency
Two members of the same species that identify each other as proper mates. Behavioral Isolation
The study of the distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space. Biogeography
Change over time. Evolution
The ability to survive to reproduce. Fitness
Set of all genetic info in any population. Gene Pool
A population of animals, plants or other organisms that are separated from exchanging genetic material. Geographic Isolation
Differential survival and reproduction of individuals due to differences in phenotype. Natural Selection
All organisms of the same group or species that live in a species geographical area. Population
An isolation that prevents the members of two different species that cross or mate from producing offspring. Reproductive
Evolutionary process in which reproductivly isolated populations evolve to become distinct spcies Speciation
Largest group of organisms in which two individuals are capable of reproducing fertile offspring. Species
An isolation that prevents species from mating because they breed at different times. Temporal
A change in condition, amount, or level. Variation

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EVIDENCE OF EVOLUTION Crossword

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the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock. Fossils
make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify. Adapt
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. Species
the process of developing or being developed. Development
the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries. Geography
having the same or a similar relation; corresponding, as in relative position or structure. HomologousStructure
in genealogy, any person to whom two or more persons claim descent; also, the most recent ancestral form or species from which two different species evolved. CommonAncestor
structures are similar or resembling in certain respects, in function or in appearance but not in evolutionary origin or developmental origin. AnalogousStructure
relying on or derived from observation or experiment. Empirical
an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form. Organism
deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information. DNA
a distinctive attribute or aspect of something. Features
any of the pieces of hard, whitish tissue making up the skeleton in humans and other vertebrates. Bones
a period of ten years. Decades
the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex. Structure
an anatomical feature that no longer seems to have a purpose in the current form of an organism of the given species. VestigialStructure
the branch of biology and medicine concerned with the study of embryos and their development. Embryology
The investigation and comparison of the structures of different organisms. ComparativeAnatomy
an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. CharlesDarwin
the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. Evolution

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