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Description:

This lesson is based on an essay by Stephen Jay Gould and on the related reading guide. It addresses the issue of cladistics and some of the problems encountered in the science of Systematics. Students will learn that biological classification is intimately associated with evolution. They will also learn that there are many problems encountered in classification, providing evidence that the living world is a work in progress. Evolution provides an explanation for those problems.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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Space Science,Biology,Astronomy,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003230211563T,Science,NSDL_SetSpec_dlese.org,High School,Space sciences,Life Science,History/Policy/Law,History of science,Geoscience,Earth science

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English

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