BIOLOGY: Animal Evolution Project Charles Darwin may be the most influential figure in modern scientific thinking with his simple, seemingly obvious, observations regarding the nature of the phenomenal world. Charles Darwin concluded that the explanation for the miraculous complexity of life on planet earth was due to a few simple truths in biological systems. Not only does Darwin’s theory of natural selection neatly explain the origin of species but also offers significant insight into the deep nature of the material world in all the scientific disciplines.
For this unit you will research the evolutionary history of a modern organism. You will be expected to find the modern organism’s earliest ancestors and describe in general terms the intermediate species which describe the path of its evolution. Since Darwin contended that each organism had met the test for survival, you should be able to describe some of the adaptations which define your organism. You should also provide a general timeline for your organisms evolution.
Here’s a few content ideas:
The earliest ancestors of you organism and the intermediate forms that led to the modern animal.
Compare and contrast modern and intermediate specie’s adaptations.
Compare and contrast the environmental conditions that influenced evolution. List adaptations of modern species.
List modern relatives and their adaptations.
Describe the timeline associated with the organisms evolution.
Select one of the following organism(s):
SUBMIT a 10-15 slide Powerpoint/Prezi/iMovie to the dropbox. The Slides should have interesting photos with short, accurate text.