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Name:
Date:
Brain Pop:
Natural Selection
5. In the movie, the __________ colored fish mutated. The
red was a (positive / negative) trait and the grey was a
(positive / negative ) trait.
Why:
1. What did Charles Darwin notice about the birds that
lived on the Galapagos Islands?
What did he eventually conclude from his observations?
6. _____ is an example of a “favorable” (good) mutation.
a. A mutation that makes a rabbit run faster
b. A mutation that changes the rabbit’s fur orange
c. A mutation that gives the rabbit a third ear.
2. Two animals belong to the same species if _____.
a. they live in the same environment.
b. they look alike.
c. they can reproduce.
7. In the expression “survival of the fittest,” the word
“fittest” means _____.
a. the best adapted organisms
b. the biggest organisms
c. the smartest organisms
3. _____ is an example of an environmental pressure.
a. Air pressure
b. A lake that is slowly running out of water.
c. Fighting between males of the same species.
8. True or False: If a mutations is advantageous, then it will
more likely pass to the offspring.
Why?
4. IF all life on Earth is related, (if we look back far enough)
THEN _____.
a. Many different species lived at the same time.
b. all living things evolved from a few simple life
forms.
c. Very few species have become extinct over time.
9. Life on Earth is like a tree because _____.
a. all life needs water to survive.
b. all of the different branches are connected.
c. we are all part of nature.
10. What is a “common ancestor”?
Name:
Date:
Brain Pop:
Natural Selection
5. In the movie, the __________ colored fish mutated.
The red was a (positive / negative) trait and the grey
was a (positive / negative ) trait.
Why:
1. What did Charles Darwin notice about the birds that
lived on the Galapagos Islands?
What did he eventually conclude from his observations?
6. _____ is an example of a “favorable” (good) mutation.
d. A mutation that makes a rabbit run faster
e. A mutation that changes the rabbit’s fur orange
f. A mutation that gives the rabbit a third ear.
2. Two animals belong to the same species if _____.
d. they live in the same environment.
e. they look alike.
f. they can reproduce.
7. In the expression “survival of the fittest,” the word
“fittest” means _____.
d. the best adapted organisms
e. the biggest organisms
f. the smartest organisms
3. _____ is an example of an environmental pressure.
d. Air pressure
e. A lake that is slowly running out of water.
f. Fighting between males of the same species.
8. True or False: If a mutations is advantageous, then it
will more likely pass to the offspring.
Why?
4. IF all life on Earth is related, (if we look back far
enough) THEN _____.
d. Many different species lived at the same time.
e. all living things evolved from a few simple life
forms.
f. Very few species have become extinct over time.
9. Life on Earth is like a tree because _____.
d. all life needs water to survive.
e. all of the different branches are connected.
f. we are all part of nature.
10. What is a “common ancestor”?