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Evolution

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EVOLUTION

1. Name two creation stories

QUICK QUIZ

2. What animal is a Biladurang?

DEFINITIONS

Adaptation - How living things are specialised to suit their environment.

Evolution - The process by which living things can gradually change over time.

Inheritance - The process of passing on features from parents to offspring.

Species - A group of living things with very similar characteristics. They can breed together to make more living things of the same type.

Variation - The differences between living things in a species.

FACTS

It took Charles Darwin, an English naturalist, 20 years to write and publish his original book On the Origin of Species that explained the process of evolution.

Humans share the same five-fingered bone structure in their hands with lots of other animals that have paws, wings or flippers, such as lemurs and bats.

Instinct is another important part of natural selection. For example, most birds know they must travel to warmer places to survive during winter.

There are over 340 breeds of dog, yet they all come from one kind of wild wolf that existed many years ago.

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