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12.03 Evidence of Evolution

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  • Choose your topic from the list below, then scroll down the page to look for the requirements for that topic and suggested resources. 

    • Whale Evolution/Fossils
    • Homologous Structures - Limbs
    • Vestigial Structures - Human Appendix
    • Embryology

    Whale Evolution/Fossils
    Assignment: Create a google presentation that includes the following:

    1. Brief Explanation of the evolution of whales
    2. Pictures / Artists portrayal of ancestors of whales
    3. Picture of the vestigial hind limb bones of whales
    4. Definition of vestigial structures 
    5.  YouTube Video clip of whale evolution (choose one of the two listed below)
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    Homologous Structures - Limbs
    Assignment: Create a google presentation that includes the following:

    1. Define Homologous Structures and explain why it is evidence of evolution 
    2. Picture comparing limb bones
    3. Define analogous structures and explain why they are not evidence of a common ancestor
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    Vestigial Structures - Appendix
    Assignment: Create a google presentation that includes the following:
    1. Definition of vestigial structures 
    2. Explanation of why the appendix is considered vestigial (explain what it was used for in our ancestors)
    3. Picture of the vestigial appendix
    Suggested Resources:

    Embryology
    Assignment: Create a google presentation that includes the following:

    1. Brief Explanation how embryology shows common ancestry
    2. Picture Comparing Embryos
    3. Embryology Video Clip - See below
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