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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

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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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Natural Selection and Selective Breeding Crossword

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the process by which forms of life adapt to environmental pressures causing species to survive and reproduce with variations. natural selection
differences within species variations
favorable traits that are passed on to the next generation by breeders or farmers selective breeding
the scientist which theorized about evolution by natural selection charles darwin
the primary organism that charles darwin investigated on the galapagos island finches
adaptations of an organism such as hollow bones, breathing, and feeding types internal structures
organisms have ______________ types of traits desirable
the changing of an organisms color for survival camoflauge
a tool used to identify organisms based on their characteristics dichotomous key
the way an organism changes for survival adaptations

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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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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
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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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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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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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Evolution Crossword Puzzle

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The sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms Evolution
A process in which individuals that have certain inherited traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than other individuals because of those traits. Natural Selection
Breeding organisms with specific traits in order to produce offspring with identical traits. artificial selection
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce adaptation
Ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment fitness
Process by which unrelated organisms independently evolve similarities when adapting to similar environments convergent evolution
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 adaptation that enables an organism to blend in with its environment camouflage
Structures that do not have a common evolutionary origin but are similar in function analogous structures

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theory of evolution Crossword

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Change over time. evolution
A system of interrelated ideas used to explain a set of observations. Theory
A trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock. Fossil
Breeding organisms with specific traits in order to produce offspring with identical traits. Artificial Selection
Competition between organisms for food and space. Struggle for existence
Ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment.  Fitness
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce.  Adaptation
Survive and Reproduce most successfully.  Survival of the fittest
A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment.  Natural Selection
Principle that all living things have a common ancestor.  Common Descent
Structures that are similar in different species of common ancestry  Homologous structure
Organ that serves no useful function in an organism Vestigial organ

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Evolution Vocab Quiz Crossword

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organisms are though to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. Evolution
organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and reproduce. Natural selection
the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment adaptation
largest group of organisms where two individuals are capable of reproducing fertile offspring species
groups of individuals belonging to the same species that live in the same region at the same time. population
observable characteristics of an individual resulting from its genotype and environment phenotype
a technique used when breeding organisms that have desired traits which a breeder will want to preserve. artificial selection
the genetic contribution of an individual to the next generation's gene pool relative to the average for the population. fitness
the concept that individuals that are best selected for an environment have higher chances of reproducing to pass on traits survival of the fittest
as organisms reproduce, slight changes in traits are passed down to offspring creating variation Descent modification

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