AP Biology * Origin of Life (Evolution versus Intelligent Design

DUE: BEFORE MIDNIGHT November 16, 2012
AP Biology – Origin of Life (Evolution versus Intelligent Design) Research Paper and
Reflective Essay
 MLA Format
 Minimum of six resources
 Minimum of 3-5 pages in length
 Final product to be submitted via TurnItIn.com (ID: 5759818 PW: APBIOLOGY)
AP Biology Big Idea 1:
 The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life
Essential Questions:
 How does evolution by natural selection drive the diversity and unity of life?
 What scientific evidence supports models about the origin of life of Earth and
biological evolution?
 How can phylogenetic trees and cladograms be used to graphically model
evolutionary history among species?
Key Ideas/Influential People
 Charles Darwin
 Adaptive and Natural Selection
 On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, by Charles Darwin
 Darwin’s Finches/Galapagos Finches - Weiner’s book, The Beak of the Finch
 Peter and Rosemary Grant, Evolutionary Biologists
 Application of the Hardy-Weinberg equation
1. Introduction
2. Evolution
3. Intelligent Design
4. Alternate theory of evolution/natural selection
5. Reflective portion of essay: Presentation and support of personal ideals
6. Conclusion – Logical, well-thought, effective and organized reflection and summary
of research and ideals