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Title: Macroevolution: Patterns, Trends, and Rates of Change
Url: http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/macroev.html
Publisher: Indiana University, Bloomington
Description: In this lesson, students will learn that some evolutionary change is rapid and discontinuous, and some change is gradual; how fossil evidence can provide clues to the past; and how speciation may account for evolutionary branching and diversification. Fossil shells of a land snail are arranged by layers of age into a sequence pattern suggesting gradual change, or punctuated equilibria. Students will develop a graph showing possible phylogenetic relationships over time of the organism. A variation of the lesson plan uses caminalcules in place of fossil shells.
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Macroevolution
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Mutation in evolution. Evolutionary genetics
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Phylogenetic relationships
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Speciation
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Science -- Natural history
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Biology
Paleontology
Date Of Record Release: 2007-05-21 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-05-17 13:09:55 (W3C-DTF)
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