Evolution Exploration Activity

Answer the questions below, save this file as a .docx, and upload this file to the correct Exploration Activity
submission location.

https://ed.ted.com/on/BwHC69Lx

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-biology/natural-selection/natural-selection-ap/v/biodiversity-and-natural-selection-two

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-biology/natural-selection/natural-selection-ap/a/darwin-evolution-natural-selection

Introduction to Environmental Science Evolution and Biodiversity Activity

Directions

Answer the questions below, save this file as a .docx, and upload this file to the correct Exploration Activity submission location.

 

Saving this file: When you are done answering these questions – save this template as a WORD DOCUMENT (.docx) named: EA_Evolution_LastName.docx where “LastName” is your last name. Upload to Canvas to submit your assignment. ONLY .docx files will be accepted

 

Part 1: TED-Ed activity

1. Complete the multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions on the TED-Ed website. Note that you must click “save answer” after each question so I can view them. COPY AND PASTE YOUR SHORT ESSAY ANSWERS IN TED-ED below by “Clicking” in the space below.

 

a) COPY/PASTE your answer to the “Mutation Fill in the Blank question”: In your own words finish this sentence: a mutation is a ________. (add answer in space provided below)

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b) Describe the key components of evolution as described in the Rock Pocket Mouse natural selection video (HHMI)? A good answer would consider talking about all of the following: mutation, mouse fur color, habitat, predators, fitness, and selection

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Part 2: Khan Academy

2. Using the EVR text, the HHMI video in the TED-ED exercise, and the info in Khan Academy on Biodiversity and Natural Selection, develop answers for the following questions:

a) Using the Redwood Trees example (Biodiversity and Natural Selection Khan Academy video), DESCRIBE in your own words how the biodiversity of an ecosystem is a response to environmental factors.

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b) SUMMARIZE the three main factors that contribute to biodiversity presented at the end of the video

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c) Explain the process of Natural Selection in one of the Khan Academy multiple choice answers using evidence from the narrative and your selected answer

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Remember: When you are done answering these questions – save this template as a WORD DOCUMENT (.docx) named: EA_Evolution_LastName.docx where “LastName” is your last name. Upload to Canvas to submit your assignment

 
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