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EVOLUTION VOCABULARY (p. 167)
species
fossil
adaptation
a group of similar organisms that can
mate with each other and produce
fertile offspring
the preserved remains or traces of an
organism that lived in the past
a trait that increases an organism's’
ability to survive and reproduce

Natural Selection
evolution
EXAMPLE: Beak shape
process by which individuals that are
better adapted to their environment are
more likely to survive and reproduce
more than other members of the same
species
the process of change over time
Scientific Selection
variation
a well-tested concept that explains a
wide range of observations
any different between individuals of the same
species

EXAMPLE: Sea turtles may differ in color
size, the ability to swim quickly and shell
hardness