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Title: A Peek At the Past: Fossil Patterns - Gradualism vs. Punctuated Equilibria
Url: http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/peek.html
Creator: Alters, Brian J.
McComas, William
Publisher: Indiana University, Bloomington
Description: In this evolution lesson, two sets of simulated fossils (caminalcules) are provided as cutouts. Students arrange them on two time scales. One set produces a visual example of gradualism; the other shows punctuated equilibria. Students will learn the following concepts: some evolutionary change is rapid and discontinuous, and some change is gradual; fossil patterns can provide clues to the past; and speciation explains evolutionary branching and diversification.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Paleontology -- Ichnology. Trace fossils
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Mutation in evolution. Evolutionary genetics
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Natural history
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 2
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