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NYSTCE Biology: Evolution - Chapter Summary
Let us help you review information on evolution theories, taxonomy and speciation types as you study for the NYSTCE Biology exam. Our video lessons and quizzes will aid you in answering questions on topics that include:
- Evolution theory
- Classification systems
- How to use taxonomic keys
- Hardy Weinberg equilibrium
- Natural selection
- Speciation barriers
- Random mutation
We offer a variety of tools to help you succeed on the NYSTCE Biology exam. Our lessons are short, averaging about five minutes each. Mobile devices can be used to access the material. The lessons include a clickable timeline that lets you quickly move to parts that you want to review. A printable worksheet of quiz questions allows you to study offline, too.
NYSTCE Biology: Evolution Chapter Objectives
In New York State, passing the NYSTCE Biology exam is one of the requirements for certification to teach the subject in a public school. The exam is divided into seven subareas. There are 90 multiple-choice questions on the exam. These questions require you to read a passage and choose the correct answer. The exam includes one short writing assignment on a specified topic. Questions on evolution are in the subarea on Genetics and Evolution, which accounts for 15% of the test's total content. This subarea consists entirely of multiple-choice questions.
The short quizzes that accompany each of our lessons are also entirely multiple-choice, so they provide a preview of the format you'll encounter on exam day. The quizzes also offer an opportunity to assess your learning, pointing our areas where you need extra study.
1. Evolution Theory, Evidence & Rates
This lesson will briefly introduce the theory of evolution, discuss a few pieces of evidence supporting the theory of evolution, and discuss the rates of evolution.
2. Classification Systems: Classical Taxonomy, Phenetics & Cladistics
How do we begin to sort out the millions of species on Earth? In this lesson, we will explore three of the most common classification systems used by modern science. Then, you will be able to test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things
The name you give to a living thing may be completely different than the name someone else uses. In science, we use a common naming system for all living things to avoid confusion. This lesson will explore the basics of our classification system.
4. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: Definition, Equation & Evolutionary Agents
In this lesson we will define Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and break down the Hardy-Weinberg equation to figure out if a population of hypothetical beetles is evolving.
5. Natural Selection & Adaptation Processes
Through the process of adaptation, natural selection shapes the variety of life that exists around us. This lesson will explore some of the ways this process can take place.
6. Overview of Speciation Types & Barriers
Have you ever wondered how a new species arises? This lesson will examine speciation, or when a new species forms, as well as barriers that prevent separate species from mating.
7. Genetic Variability, Random Mutation & Artificial Selection
In this lesson we will discuss the importance of genetic variability and the role of random mutations. We will also compare the processes of natural and artificial selection.
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