Diversity/ Natural Selection/ Evolution/ Extinction- Quarter 2

 

  • Learning Targets

  • 2.1  I can explain why some organisms are more likely to survive and have offspring. (7.1.1.2.3, 7.1.3.4.1, 7.1.3.4.2, 7.4.3.2.3)

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  • 2.2  I can explain the relationships between the characteristics of an organism, its genes, and the environment. (7.4.3.1.1, 7.4.3.1.2, 7.4.3.1.3, 7.4.3.2.4m 7.4.4.1.1)

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  • 2.3  I can use the features of several organisms to hypothesize how closely the organisms are related. (7.4.3.2.1, 7.4.3.2.2)

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  •   Awesome Science Resources!! 

Where's the Octopus:  Science Friday Link to Adaptation and Camouflage

Other camouflaging animals

Hawaii:  Islands of Paradis Video Links  Part 1  Part 2   Part 3  

Walking Sticks Lab

Darwin Finch Video

Beaks of Finches

The Arthropod Story

Whale Evolution

Extinction Links for Information

Mass Extinctions :  National Geographic Mass Extinction Info  

Encyclopedia for info about Mass extinctions.  Go to the website and type in the name of the extinction in the search engine. Britannica

Oklahoma's Natural History Musem and Mass Extinctions:  Extinction Link