Type:

Curriculum, Other

Description:

Explains how punctuated equilibrium predicts that a lot of evolutionary change takes place in short periods of time tied to speciation events. It outlines the events in sequence: stasis, isolation, strong selection, rapid change, re-introduction, expansion and preservation.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

equilibrium punctuated equilibrium evolutionary change pace stasis isolation strong selection rapid change re-introduction expansion preservation

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.9-11.7.B: Science

analyze and evaluate scientific explanations concerning any data of sudden appearance, stasis, and sequential nature of groups in the fossil record;
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