Overview of the basic concepts behind evolution, such as gene variation and adaptations.
Learn all about elephant seals, animals that reached near extinction about 100 years ago because of human need for their blubber.
Students participate in a role play simulation to debate the possibility of establishing a world preserve. Students explore the human impacts on the rain forest and learn how the rain forest effects us. Worksheets included.
Practice Adaptation and Evolution of Populations questions
Reviews traits, variation, and adaptation in populations.
Connect your daily life experiences with specific points in a reading using a Double Entry Diary.
Evolution has created millions of species, all unique. This has resulted in the tremendous biodiversity we see on Earth.
When North and South America joined at Panama, animals that had been separated for millions of years were in contact. North American mammals, which gave live birth, outcompeted the South American marsupials.
Human evolution is not a straight line, but has twists, turns and ends. As more fossils are found our ancestors become better understood.
Find out how a salamander species adapted to different environments around the Central Valley of California so that its descendents on both sides of the valley are very different.
Evolution is change through time, but natural selection is the mechanism by which life evolves.
Some information about how organisms adapt and how variation is good in populations.
News article on how deer mice evolved to have a lighter skin color in 10,000 years.