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Ch 2: Evolution of Life on Earth

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The Evolution of Life on Earth chapter of this Evolution Study Guide course is the simplest way to master knowledge of evolution of life on earth. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of evolution of life on earth.

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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an evolution of life on earth unit of a standard evolution study guide course. Topics covered include:

  • Evolution classifications
  • Prokaryotes and protists
  • Characteristics of plants and fungi
  • Evolutionary history of animals and humans
  • Adaptation and behavior of living primates

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Evolution of Life on Earth
Cladograms and Phylogenetic Trees: Evolution Classifications

1. Cladograms and Phylogenetic Trees: Evolution Classifications

Family trees help show how people are related to each other. Similarly, scientists use cladograms and phylogenetic trees to study the relationships between organisms.

The Evolution of Prokaryotes: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria

2. The Evolution of Prokaryotes: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria

The first living organisms on Earth were bacteria. These small organisms still exist today and are responsible for many things. In this lesson, we will explore both ancient bacteria and true bacteria.

The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

3. The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

Some organisms are very familiar. However, there are some that play vital roles in our lives that we don't even think about. We will look at a group of one of these unfamiliar kingdoms - protists.

The Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

4. The Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

In early classification systems, plants and fungi were grouped together. While there are some similarities between these two kingdoms, there are some key differences that we will explore.

The Evolution of Animals: Importance & Evolutionary History

5. The Evolution of Animals: Importance & Evolutionary History

The animal kingdom ranges from simple organisms like sponges to complex organisms like humans. We will look at some defining characteristics of animals as well as examples of both invertebrates and vertebrates.

The Evolution of Humans: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

6. The Evolution of Humans: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

Just like other organisms, humans have changed over time. We will look at the evolution of humans as well as connections with our primate relatives, including Old World and New World primates.

Living Primates: Evolution, Adaptation & Behavior

7. Living Primates: Evolution, Adaptation & Behavior

What do you have in common with other primates? What's different? This lesson begins to explore these questions, including the physical and behavioral adaptations that helped primates to evolve.

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