Biology Unit 7 - Evolution

Unit 7 – Evolution


Theory of Evolution


Explain the mechanisms of evolution.


  • Explain how natural selection can impact allele frequencies of a population.


  • Describe the factors that can contribute to thedevelopment of new species (e.g., isolating mechanisms, genetic drift, foundereffect, migration).


  • Explain how genetic mutations may result in genotypic and phenotypic variations within a population.



Analyze the sources of evidence for biological evolution.


  • Interpret evidence supporting the theory of evolution (i.e., fossil, anatomical, physiological, embryological, biochemical,and universal genetic code).



Apply scientific thinking, processes, tool, and technologies in the study of thetheory of evolution.


  • Distinguish between the scientific terms:hypothesis, inference, law, theory, principle, fact, and observation.





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