Unit 7: Evolution
4-4: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.
4-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four factors: (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment.
4-1: Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.
4-3: Apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.
4-5: Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may results in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
4-6: Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.
citation: "Watching Evolution Occur - Wondergressive." Wondergressive. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 July 2014. <http://wondergressive.com/watching-evolution-occur/>