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adaptations
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variations
fossils
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mutations
adaptation
extinct
island
natural selection
branching diagram
evolution

Evolution Wordsearch

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James Hutton
Thomas Malthus
Jean Lamarck
Charles Darwin
Homologous structure
Vestigial structure
Analogous structure
Camouflage
Mimicry
Geological isolation
Reproductive isolation
Genetic drift
Convergent evolution
Adaptive radiation
Fitness
Fossil record
Adaptation
Artificial selection
Natural selection
Evolution

nick Word Search

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geneticic variation
fossil record
generation time
overproduction
extinction
natural selection
Speciation
Species
Adaptation
Evolution

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

evolution vocab Word Search

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adaptation
adaptive radiation
analogous structures
artificial selection
biogeography
charles darwin
coevolution
convergent evolution
divergent evolution
embryology
evolution
extinction
fitness
fossil record
homologous structures
natural selection
paleontology
population
variation
vestigial structures

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

Evolution Vocabulary Word Search

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stabilizing selection
allopatric speciation
reproductive isolation
Punctured equilibrium
natural selection
macroevolution
microevolution
Hardy-Weinberg principle
gradualism
geographical isolation
genetic equilibrium
genetic drift
genetic bottleneck
gene pool
Founder effect
extinction
disruptive selection
directional selection
divergent evolution
convergent evolution
coevolution
camouflage
mimicry
artificial selection
adaptive radiation
adaptions

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

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

Charles Darwin Word Search

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Voyage
Variation
Traits
Theory
The Origin Of Species
Survival
Species
Selection
Scientist
Research
Naturalist
Natural Selection
Journal
HMS Beagle
Genetics
Generational
Galapagos
Fossil
Finch
Evolution
Ethology
Environment
England
Emma Wedgwood
Development
Darwinism
Darwin
Characteristics
Behaviour
Adapt

Natural Selection & Evolution Crossword

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the gradual process by which something changes into a different form evolution
the process by which certain traits make it more possible for an organism to survive naturalselection
a group of a type of organisms or animals species
the amount or count in a certain area of a species population
the evolution by which new species are formed speciation
the end of a species extinction
when a population becomes better suited to its habitat adaptation
a method of blending into an environment camouflage
biodiversity variation
ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment fitness
consist of all genes including all the different alleles, that are present in a population genepool
the theory that evolutionary traits can be explained by competition sexualselection
preserved remains in animals fossils
a group of organisms with a common descendent ancestor