This worksheet was designed for an introductory biology class where students are exposed to basic concepts of biology. The unit covers the history of evolutionary thought (Darwin and the finches of the Galapagos)
I focus more on modern examples of evolution, such as rock pocket mice and giraffes. Students match a description or definition to a list of words.
The main focus of this activity is to practice the vocabulary learned during the lessons, concepts like variation, natural selection, inheritance, adaptation. The final section of the activity asks students to summarize how evolution occurred in model organisms we studied in class: rock pocket mice, African elephants, and Galapagos finches.
All lessons and curriculum sequences are available at the Introduction to Biology Class Page.
Grade Level: 7-12
Time Required: 15-20 minutes