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Charles Darwin, Evolution, and Natural Selection
Study Guide

Taking efficient notes can be a big challenge for many students, especially when working from a Powerpoint lecture. This outline gives students a means to take notes that guides them toward important concepts and avoids the pitfalls of writing word-for-word or simply not taking notes at all. The outline is written as a series of questions, fill-in-the-blanks, or diagrams.

Essential concepts: Evolution, natural selection, behavioral adaptation, evolution, artificial selection, creationism, fossils, stratum, paleontology, speciation, extinction, catastrophism, gradualism, acquired trait, lamarck, darwin, beagle, galapagos islands, origin of species, descent with modification, homologous structures, comparative embryology, vestigial organs, convergent evolution, analogous structures, biogeography, pangaea, transitional forms, geographic separation, sexual selection, prezygotic, postzygotic.

Answer Key: Available to teachers as part of the biology instructor resources subscription.

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