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NYSTCE Biology: Animals & Evolution - Chapter Summary
The lessons of this chapter have been assembled to help you review evolutionary history and life cycles. These lesson videos are taught by our expert instructors who will help you prepare for related questions on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) Biology about:
- History of animal and human evolution
- Embryonic development
- Life cycles of vertebrates and invertebrates
- Important physiological processes of animals
Watch these lesson videos on your mobile devices whenever you are not at your computer to take full advantage of their versatility. As long as you have Web access, you can study whether you prefer to use a computer, smartphone or tablet. The videos are narrated and feature animation. Short, multiple-choice quizzes are included.
NYSTCE Biology: Animals & Evolution Chapter Objectives
Prospective biology teachers in the state of New York take the NYSTCE Biology exam to demonstrate their mastery over their field of study. This is a computer-based exam that contains 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response assignment. You must complete the exam in 240 minutes or less.
This chapter will help you prepare for questions on evolutionary history from the exam's Genetics and Evolution subarea. In addition, you'll be required to complete questions about embryonic development, life cycles and physiological processes from the Biological Unity and Diversity and Life Processes subarea.
1. The History of Animal & Human Evolution
Animals, including humans, have a vast, complex evolutionary history. In this lesson, we will look at the evolution of animals, including invertebrates and vertebrates.
2. Embryonic Development & Life Cycles of Invertebrates & Vertebrates
In this lesson we will compare and contrast the embryonic development and life cycles of vertebrates and invertebrates. You'll learn how they are similar and how they are different, and view examples.
3. The Significance of Physiological Processes in Animals
Physiology is the study of how living organisms function. Looking at this through an organ-system view, we can see how animals evolved different ways of functioning for their particular habitats.
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