Evolution Webquest How has life on earth evolved? What is the evidence for this evolution? Who was Charles Darwin and how did his Theory on the Origin of Species change modern biology? What examples from the Galapagos Islands helped Darwin to formulate his Theory? How does the evolutionary process work? Is life on earth evolving today? How can the evolutionary history of an organism be shown on a phylogenetic tree? How might animals evolve in the future? Introduction These are Blue-Footed Boobies, much like Charles Darwin In this project, you will explore these questions to would have observed on the Galapagos Islands. There is a gain a greater understanding of evolution. When you Red-footed Booby as well. have finished this, you will understand and be able to explain the process of evolution. "Evolution is the result of geneticonchanges the Galapagos that occur Islands.in There constantly is a Red-footed changing Booby as well. environments." You will be demonstrating your comprehension of evolutionary processes by creating an evolutionary project and presenting it to your class. A. Darwin Tutorial B. Evidence of Evolution Tutorial Ready to learn more about Evolution? C. Classification and Phylogenetic Tree Begin your quest by taking notes in your notebook (left side) as you follow the links provided. Remember to consider the questions in italics on the right side of your notebook as complete your research. “Notes” may be displayed in any form; concept map, short statements, sketches etc. Just be sure you have enough information to be able to apply what you have learned while doing your final project! Choose your project type: Now that you have learned about the basics of evolution, you are ready to demonstrate your understanding. Pick one of the options below to be your project. Begin by browsing the instructions in each link before you make your choice. All projects must include either a written report or a powerpoint presentation: A Written Report (500-1000 words) or A Power-Point Presentation (minimum 12 slides) include the idea of natural selection Tree of Life Web Project Home Page changes in the DNA Animal Diversity adaptations due to changes in the environment surivial of the fittest Four Tips for Better Web Searching explain each diagram/image used You are not limited to the web-links provided and may “Google” for information as needed. Option 1. Design a fictitious organism and tell its evolutionary story. Build a model or draw a picture of your organism. Then, in a report and power point presentation, describe in detail the habitat that it lives in and the habitat that it's ancestors have lived in. List 5 adaptations that the organism has developed to help it survive along with an explanation of why these adaptations have occurred. Describe the natural selection process that has occurred to help produce the animal, with evidence for its evolution. Incorporate Darwin's main ideas in your explanation. Option 2. Pick an organism of your choice, research its evolutionary history, and present it in a phylogenetic tree with captions. Begin by researching your organism on the web. You might be able to find not only its evolutionary history, but also an example of a phylogenetic tree for it online or in a book. The following websites can help you with your research. Make sure that your finished diagram is neat, well spaced, and makes good use of font size, color, and graphics. Add explanation in report format to explain what happened at the different branching points in your diagram, using Darwin's main ideas as part of your explanation. These are usually key adaptations or features. **LOOK - Your will have 3 class periods scheduled in the computer lab to create this project. If you think you will need more time, bring a travel drive so that you may take it home to work on it. You must use your time wisely! Remember, these are INDIVIDUAL projects, there is no reason for you to spend time TALKING to your neighbor while in the computer lab.