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What is evolution and how does it work? Evolution 101 provides the nuts-and-bolts on the patterns and mechanisms of evolution. You can explore the following sections: An introduction to evolution: Evolution briefly defined and explained The history of life: looking at the patterns: How does evolution lead to the tree of life? Mechanisms: the processes of evolution: How does evolution work? Micro-evolution: How does evolution work on a small scale? Speciation: What are species anyway, and how do new ones evolve? Macro-evolution: How does evolution work on a grand scale? The big issues: What are some of the big questions that evolutionary biologists are trying to answer?


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student-facing evolution speciation



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SCI.9-11.7.A: Science

analyze and evaluate how evidence of common ancestry among groups is provided by the fossil record, biogeography, and homologies, including anatomical, molecular, and developmental;
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Alison Loomis
October 17, 2007

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