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Evolution – the Evidence

What is the evidence that supports the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection?

Inquiry Question

Overview

  • Investigate, using secondary sources, evidence in support of Darwin and Wallace’s Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, including but not limited to:
    • Biochemical evidence, comparative anatomy, comparative embryology and biogeography
    • Techniques used to date fossils and the evidence produced
  • Explain modern-day examples that demonstrate evolutionary change, for example:
    • The cane toad
    • Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria