Biology Animal Evolution 10-15 slide Powerpoint

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BIOLOGY: Animal Evolution Project Charles Darwin may be the most influential figure in modern scientific thinking with his simple, seemingly obvious, observations regarding the nature of the phenomenal world. Charles Darwin concluded that the explanation for the miraculous complexity of life on planet earth was due to a few simple truths in biological systems. Not only does Darwin’s theory of natural selection neatly explain the origin of species but also offers significant insight into the deep nature of the material world in all the scientific disciplines.

For this unit you will research the evolutionary history of a modern organism. You will be expected to find the modern organism's earliest ancestors and describe in general terms the intermediate species which describe the path of its evolution. Since Darwin contended that each organism had met the test for survival, you should be able to describe some of the adaptations which define your organism. You should also provide a general timeline for your organisms evolution.

Here's a few content ideas:

  • The earliest ancestors of you organism and the intermediate forms that led to the modern animal.
  • Compare and contrast modern and intermediate specie's adaptations.
  • Compare and contrast the environmental conditions that influenced evolution. List adaptations of modern species.
  • List modern relatives and their adaptations.
  • Describe the timeline associated with the organisms evolution.

Select one of the following organism(s):

  • DOG
  • BEAR
  • MAN

SUBMIT a 10-15 slide Powerpoint/Prezi/iMovie to the dropbox. The Slides should have interesting photos with short, accurate text.

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Early human evolution

The first known ancestors, Australopithecines, lived in the past approximately 14 million years ago
Humans fall under a category of this ancestry known as “Homo”
Also, they fall under a family of primates known as Hominids
Humans had a common ancestry with our close relatives, Chimpanzees and Apes
The original ancestors are characterized by small brains, massive jaws, living in trees and bipedalism
Among the most significant earliest hominid fossils, is the Australopithecus, discovered in Africa
(specifically, East African region)
Australopithecines, such as Australopithecus africanus (“Taung child”), are the basic links to human ancestry
in evolution.
The first Australopithecine discovered outside South Africa was Zinjanthropus, discovered in 1959 by Mary
Leakey at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
With changes in climate, hominids evolved through a couple of chronological phases; homo habilis, homo
erectus, homo neanderthalensis to the existing homo sapiens.
The evolution periods were further subdivided into the upper, middle and lower Paleolithic periods

• Existed approximately 4 million years
• Had ape-like facial attributes including a
projecting lower jaw bone and a flat nose.
• Had a ...

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