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biodiversity
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population
physiology
natural selection
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taxis
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warning coloration
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navigate
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learned behavior
inherited behavior
hibernation
communication
camoflage

Heredity and Adaptation Word Search

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Hair color
eye color
Traits
Behavioral adaptation
Structural adaptation
Predator
Offspring
Allele
Recessive traits
Dominant trait
Variations
Nucleus
Genes
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Cells
Heredity
Inherited trait
Learn behavior
Hibernation
Migration
Metamorphosis
Instinct
Oxygen
Adaptation
Shelter
Mimicry
Environment
Camouflage

Selective Breeding Vocabulary Word Search

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Behavioral Traits
Enhance
Hibernation
Migration
Features
Species
Population
Evolution
Adaptation
Prey
Predators
Camouflage
Variation
Competition
Mutation
Natural Selection
Selective Breeding

Biology Word Search

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mimicry
evolution
adaptation
fitness
mutation
migration
camouflage
genetic drift
natural selection
artifical selection
vestigial structures
analogous structures
structural adaptation
physiological adaptation
differential reproduction

Evolution Word Search

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Homologous structures
Vestigial structures
Analogous structures
Camouflage
Mimicry
Physiological adaptation
Structural adaptation
Genetic drift
Migration
Mutation
Fitness
Differential reproduction
Adaptation
Artificial selection
Natural selection
Evolution

ecosystem word search

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indanger
extinct
hibernate
reproduce
migrate
desert
grassland
ocean
mimicry
adaptation
camouflage
ecosystem
predator
prey
instincts
adaptations
plants
animals
sun
decomposers
consumers
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Evolution Crossword Puzzle

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change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation evolution
survival of the fittest= process by which forms of life having traits that better enable them to adapt to specific environmental pressures natural selection
process in the breeding of animals and in the cultivation of plants by which the breeder chooses to perpetuate only those forms having certain desirable inheritable characteristics. artificial selection
adjustment= the act of adapting adaptation
term used by paleontologists to refer to the total number of fossils that have been discovered, as well as to the information derived from them fossil record
the ability of a population to maintain or increase its numbers in succeeding generations fitness
diversification of an ancestral group of organisms into a variety of related forms specialized to fit different environments or ways of life adaptive radiation
appearance of apparently similar structures in organisms of different lines of descent convergent evolution
random changes in the frequency of alleles in a gene pool, usually of small populations genetic drift
the conditions, as physiological or behavioral differences or geographical barriers, that prevent potentially interbreeding populations from cross-fertilization reproductive isolation
separation of two populations of the same species or breeding group by a physical barrier geological isolation
close external resemblance of an organism mimicry
concealment by some means that alters or obscures the appearance camouflage
structures of different species having similar or corresponding function but not from the same evolutionary origin analogous structures
genetically determined structures or attributes that have apparently lost most or all of its ancestral function in a given species vestigial structures
parts of the body that are similar in structure to other species' comparative parts homologous structures
came up with the Theory of Evolution through Natural Selection Charles Darwin
one of the first scientists to publish the idea that adaptation occurred in species to help them better survive in the environment Jean Baptiste Lamarck
Essay on the Principle of Population=hypothesized that populations would grow in areas with plenty of resources until those resources were strained to the point that some of the population would have to die Thomas Malthus
described Earth as a living organism, inspired Darwin James Hutton

Natural Selection Crossword

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the period between the birth of one generation and the birth of the next generation generation time
the formation of new species as a result of evolution speciation
the process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment survive and reproduce more successfully than less well adapted individuals do natural selection
a characteristic that improves an individuals ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment adaptation
a group of organisms that are closely related and can mate to produce fertile offsring Species
the process in which inherited characteristics within a population change over generations such that new species sometimes arise Evolution
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock fossil
a historical sequence of life indicated by fossils found in layers of the earths crust fossil record
a genetically determined characteristic trait
the human practice of breeding animals or plants that have certain desired traits selective breeding
any method of determining whether an event or object is older or younger than other events or object relative dating
any method of measuring the age of an object or event in years absolute dating
the theory that explains how large pieces of the Earths outermost layer, called tectonic plates, move and chage shape plates tectonics

The Theory of Evolution and Natural Selection Crossword

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any preserved evidence of life from a past geological age, such as the impressions and remains of organisms fossil
an inherited trait which helps an organism survive and reproduce that is maintained and evolved by natural selection adaptation
naturally occurring differences within a species variations
when humans select plants and animals for breeding based upon desired traits selective breeding
a form of an inherited characteristic trait
learned trait, not passed on to offspring acquired trait
naturalist who developed the Theory of Evolution Darwin
islands that Darwin traveled to Galapagos
Darwin studied the differences between the ______ of finches beaks
name of Darwin's ship HMSBeagle
A _______ is all of the individuals of a species living in a an area at the same time population
the process by which populations change over time evolution
a change in genetic material mutation
when an organism makes more offspring than the environment can handle overproduction
when all members of a species have died extinction
evidence that organisms have changed over time can be found in _______, ice or sedimentary rock amber
most recent species from which two different species have evolved common ancestor
the wing of a bat is similar in structure to the _____ of a human arm
genetic information is stored in an organism's _____ DNA
a scientist who studies fossils paleontologist

Evidence for Evolution Crossword

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the process by which living organisms are thought to have changed, developed, and diversed throughout earths history Theory of Evolution
any genetic change in a population that is inherited over several generations Biological Evolution
the process where organisms adapt to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring Natural Selection
a characteristic of a species that enables the species to blend into their environment Adaption
an adaption that enables species to blend into their environment Camouflage
when one species resembles another species in how it looks or behaves Mimicry
disappearance of a species from the earth Extinction
the study of similarities and differences among structures of living species. Comparative anatomy
body parts of organisms that are similar in structure but have different functions Homologous Structures
body parts with similar functions but have different underlying structures Analgous structures
body parts that have lost their original function through evolution Restigial structures
study of development from fertilization to birth Embryology
describes the difference between individuals in a population Genetic variation
how many varieties there are in a population Population diversity

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