Natural Selection and Patterns of Evolution Worksheet
Complete the worksheet writing 100- to 200-word short answers for each question. Format your references consistent with APA guidelines.
1. What is the direct evidence in support of the theory of natural selection? Include at least four examples.
2. Humans shape their environment in ways that other organisms cannot. Are humans subject to the same pressures of natural selection as other organisms? Why?
3. Provide an example of convergent and divergent evolution, adaptive radiation, and co-evolution. Then, choose one of the examples you provided. What implications might this example have for future humans?
4. How does a new species evolve from a pre-existing species? Include a brief analysis of the factors affecting speciation.