Lamarckism vs Darwinism: Differences & Explanation


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Which of these theories of evolution was proposed by Charles Darwin?

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1. How might Lamarck explain the evolution of hooves in horses?

2. Which of these theories of evolution was proposed by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about Lamarckism vs. Darwinism with these study assessments. Topics include a theory of evolution that Darwin came up with and an explanation of how hooves developed in horses according to Lamarckism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas of study will be addressed:

  • Theory of evolution proposed by Lamarck
  • The first scientist that offered an explanation for evolution
  • Characteristics of Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Darwinism and Lamarckism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Lamarck's theory of evolution and the development of hooves in horses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first scientist in history to propose a theory of evolution

Additional Learning

The lesson called Lamarckism vs. Darwinism: Differences & Explanation will teach you more about the following:

  • A definition of evolution
  • Evolution example regarding giraffes
  • Darwin's famous book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
  • DNA evidence for Darwinism