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Evolutionary Fitness: Definition & Explanation

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Applying the principles of natural selection, for what reason did Darwin observe finches with different beaks?

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1. Which idea was put forth by Charles Darwin, and why is it the best phrase for evolutionary fitness?

2. What can we learn about evolutionary fitness from dinosaurs?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set will quickly assess your understanding of evolutionary fitness and how species interact with and adapt to their environment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Darwin's finches experiment
  • Evolutionary fitness and dinosaurs
  • Darwin's phrase for evolutionary fitness
  • Evolution of brain and mind

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of evolutionary fitness and how species adapt to their environment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the phrase ''Survival of the Fittest''

Additional Learning

To learn more about how species adapt to their environment, review the accompanying lesson titled Evolutionary Fitness: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term evolutionary fitness
  • Understand the term ''Survival of the Fittest''
  • Recall Herbert Spencer, Alfred Wallace, and Charles Darwin's work on evolution
  • Identify natural selection
  • Comprehend the importance of sexual selection
  • Review the concept of thought evolution
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