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Chapter 15-16 Evolutionary Theory 
 
 

Chapter:  Evolutionary Theory

Test Concepts and Key Objectives

1.  Darwin's theory of evolution

2.  Survival of the fittest/Fitness/Natural selection/Adaptations

3.  Evidence that supports the theory of evolution (biochemical, embryonic, geographic, structural)

4.  Recognize different patterns of evolution and natural selection

5.  Hardy-Weinberg genetic equilibrium principle

6.  Factors that disrupt genetic equilibrium

7.  Three main sources of genetic variation

8.  Process of speciation

 

Short Answer/Writing Prompt

1.  Compute the allele frequencies in a given population using the Hardy-Weinberg principle.

2.  Briefly discuss four types of evidence that is used to support the theory of evolution.

3.  What are the factors that affect speciation, the formation of new species.  Briefly describe each factor.  Describe how the finch species of the Galapagos Islands illustrate speciation and descent with modification.

4.  Briefly relate the following terms:  natural selection, fitness, survival of the fittest, and adaptations

 

Handouts

Chapter Partial Notes and Key Vocabulary Evolutionary Theory

 

Homework Problems Chapter Review

Chapter Review Reference

Chapter 15

p. 312 1-2, 4, 6-7, 9, 12-13, 15-16, 20

p. 313 Standardized Test Prep all

 

Chapter 16

p.  332 2, 4, 6-7, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24-25

p.  333 STP All

 

Quiz Yourself/Practice Test

Hardy-Weinberg Practice Problem Answers

Hardy-Weinberg Practice Problem Answers page 2