Ch 15: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 15: Darwin's Theory of Evolution

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Students will learn:

  • Voyages, theories and works of Charles Darwin
  • Forms of evolutionary change
  • Theory of evolution
  • Thomas Malthus' theory of human population growth
  • Artificial selection in evolution
  • Natural selection and adaptation
  • Types of natural selection

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7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 15: Darwin's Theory of Evolution
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Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

1. Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

In this lesson we explore the life and voyages of the 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin and his formulation of the theory of natural selection.

Evolutionary Change: Definition and Forms

2. Evolutionary Change: Definition and Forms

You've probably heard of Charles Darwin and evolution. We know that evolution is change over time, but here we will look at how these changes may have occurred during Earth's history.

Theories of Evolution: Lamarck vs. Darwin

3. Theories of Evolution: Lamarck vs. Darwin

We'll look at the interplay between population genetics and environment. Are traits individually acquired or do entire populations evolve? The flying hamsters and a few other notable experiments will provide the answers.

Thomas Malthus' Theory of Human Population Growth

4. Thomas Malthus' Theory of Human Population Growth

In this lesson, we will explore the ideas of Thomas Malthus and his predictions for the growth of the human population. We will also investigate if his predictions have come true or not.

Artificial Selection in Evolution

5. Artificial Selection in Evolution

Humans have been selectively breeding for desirable traits in plants and animals for a long time. This artificial selection allows for a lot of control in the breeding process but can also lead to unintended mutations within a population of organisms.

Natural Selection & Adaptation: Definition, Theory & Examples

6. Natural Selection & Adaptation: Definition, Theory & Examples

How does natural selection help shape the amazing types of animals we witness around us? In this lesson, we'll explore adaptations and what they can tell us about a species' past evolution.

Natural Selection: Definition, Types & Examples

7. Natural Selection: Definition, Types & Examples

We'll take a look at the types of natural selection that can occur. From flying hamsters to moths, you'll start to grasp the different paths organisms can take as they respond to their changing environments over time.

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