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Ch 10: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 10: Principles of Evolution

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The Principles of Evolution chapter of this Holt McDougal Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with principles of evolution. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Principles of Evolution textbook chapter.

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  • Watch fun videos that cover the principles of evolution topics you need to learn or review.
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Students will learn:

  • Lamarck's theory of evolution
  • Catastrophism versus the uniformitarianism theory of geological evolution
  • Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection
  • Scientific evidence of evolution
  • The definitions for paleontology and archaeology

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8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 10: Principles of Evolution
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck's Theory of Evolution: Overview

1. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck's Theory of Evolution: Overview

You might know about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. However, it was the lesser known, yet influential, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck who put forth a theory that laid the early foundations for the study of evolution.

Theories of Geological Evolution: Catastrophism vs Uniformitarianism

2. Theories of Geological Evolution: Catastrophism vs Uniformitarianism

Geologists haven't always agreed about the history of our planet. They have debated between catastrophism and uniformitarianism over the last few hundred years! Learn about the two main theories of geologic evolution and how scientists came to resolve the dispute.

Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

3. Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

In this lesson we explore the life and voyages of the 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin and his formulation of the theory of natural selection.

Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection: Overview

4. Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection: Overview

In this lesson, you will be introduced to Charles Darwin and his theory of natural selection. You will also learn a bit about how his ideas impacted science, popular understandings of human origins, and those who, to this day, rail furiously against the very idea of evolution.

Natural Selection & Adaptation: Definition, Theory & Examples

5. Natural Selection & Adaptation: Definition, Theory & Examples

How does natural selection help shape the amazing types of animals we witness around us? In this lesson, we'll explore adaptations and what they can tell us about a species' past evolution.

Evidence for Evolution: Paleontology, Biogeography, Embryology, Comparative Anatomy & Molecular Biology

6. Evidence for Evolution: Paleontology, Biogeography, Embryology, Comparative Anatomy & Molecular Biology

There is much support for the theory of evolution. This evidence comes from a variety of scientific fields and provides information that helps us trace changes in species over time. In this lesson, we'll look at this evidence and explore how it supports the theory of evolution.

Scientific Evidence That Supports Evolution

7. Scientific Evidence That Supports Evolution

Evolution explains how species that are present on Earth today are modified descendants of their ancestors. This scientific theory is supported by many different types of evidence, which show how evolution is a very real and natural phenomenon.

What Are Paleontology & Archaeology? - Definition, History & Facts

8. What Are Paleontology & Archaeology? - Definition, History & Facts

While they do have similarities, paleontology and archaeology are two fields with different goals. In this lesson, you'll learn about these unique sciences, as well as some of the sub-disciplines that fall under each.

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