Learning Targets Name___________________________ Chapter 16: Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Period___Teacher___________________________ 1. What was Charles Darwin’s contribution to science? 2. What three patterns of biodiversity did Darwin note? Explain each. a. b. c. 3. What is evolution? 4. What did Hutton and Lyell conclude about Earth’s history? 5. How did Lamarck propose that species evolve? 6. What was Malthus’s view of population growth? 7. What is artificial selection? Learning Targets Name___________________________ Chapter 16: Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Period___Teacher___________________________ 8. How is inherited variation used in artificial selection? 9. How did Malthus influence Darwin? 10. Under what conditions does natural selection occur? 11. What does Darwin’s mechanism for evolution suggest about living and extinct species? 12. How does the geographic distribution of species today relate to their evolutionary history? 13. How do fossils help to document the descent of modern species from ancient ancestors? 14. What do homologous structures and similarities in embryonic development suggest about the process of evolutionary change? 15. How can molecular biology be used to trace the process of evolution? 16. What does recent research on the Galapagos finches show about natural selection?