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Evolution by Natural Selection Word Search

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Evolution Wordsearch

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James Hutton
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Evolution Word Search

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Evolution

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

evolution vocab Word Search

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adaptation
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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

Biology Word Search

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mimicry
evolution
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Evolution Vocabulary Word Search

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stabilizing selection
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reproductive isolation
Punctured equilibrium
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Hardy-Weinberg principle
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Evolution Project Wordsearch

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physiological structures
Lamarck
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artificial selection
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evolution

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