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Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life Questions
Note: These questions are not necessarily in order, so you may have to refer to each question at different points during the movie.
1. Describe Darwin’s voyage around the world.
2. What did Darwin see on the Galapagos Islands? Include his observations about the finches on the islands.
3. Describe artificial selection as it relates to dogs. Are different breeds of dogs considered different species?
Why or why not?
4. What evidence did Darwin use to support his theory of evolution by natural selection? (You may want to
include the opposition that existed regarding each point). Describe three.
5. What scientific evidence has been discovered since Darwin’s time that supports evolution by natural
selection? List three
6. How did life start on Earth? Give a brief summary.