Ch 33: Praxis Middle School Science: Evolution

About This Chapter

Familiarize yourself with the types of questions that will be asked about evolution on the Praxis Middle School Science test using the handy lessons in this chapter. You can watch the tutorial videos and take quizzes anywhere with an Internet connection.

Praxis Middle School Science: Evolution - Chapter Summary

We want to make your study time as hassle-free as possible. You can complete the lessons in this chapter on your own schedule and plan around other engagements and responsibilities. Check out one lesson a day or all the lessons at once; it's up to you. Our video lessons are self-paced and cover topics you'll see on the exam like:

  • Evolution theory, evidence and rates
  • Hardy Weinberg equilibrium and evolutionary agents
  • Natural selection and adaptation processes
  • Speciation types and barriers
  • Genetic variability, random mutation and artificial selection
  • Origin and history of life on earth

Objectives of the Praxis Middle School Science: Evolution Chapter

When you take the Praxis, you'll be assessed on your understanding of specific subject areas and the reasoning skills necessary to earn your teacher certification. The concepts covered in this chapter on evolution are located in the Life Sciences section of the exam, which includes around 18 questions.

Use our self-assessment quizzes to practice answering the multiple-choice questions you'll encounter on this test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 33: Praxis Middle School Science: Evolution
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Evolution Theory, Evidence & Rates

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.

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: Definition, Equation & Evolutionary Agents

2. 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.

Natural Selection & Adaptation Processes

3. 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.

Overview of Speciation Types & Barriers

4. 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.

Genetic Variability, Random Mutation & Artificial Selection

5. 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.

Life on Earth: Origin & History

6. Life on Earth: Origin & History

How did life on Earth begin? How did we get from those primitive beginnings to the vast diversity we see today? In this lesson we'll cover both the origin and history of life on Earth, taking you on an exciting adventure through time.

Fossil Evidence: Definition & Overview

7. Fossil Evidence: Definition & Overview

Fossils are critical tools in science because they give us clues to the types of plants and animals that lived on Earth in the past. In this lesson, you will learn about the types of fossils and how they were formed.

Comparative Genomics: Homology

8. Comparative Genomics: Homology

Evolutionary heritage links many modern species by way of a common ancestor. Homology examines the structural similarities between species that reveal their ancestry. Here we will examine the concepts of homology, look at examples, and finish with a brief quiz.

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