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Found 5 resources for the concept: The patterns of life抯 diversity through time provide evidence of evolution

Evo in the news: Oxygen as an evolutionary constraint
This news brief from November 2009 focuses on how changes in atmospheric chemistry may have factored into the evolution of life on Earth鈥攕pecifically, life鈥檚 quadrillion-fold growth spurt from microscopic bacteria to organisms the size of the blue whale.

Audience: 13-16

Source: UC Museum of Paleontology

Resource type: Evo in the News article

Evo in the news: Where did all of Madagascar's species come from?
Recently, political unrest in Madagascar has threatened to set back the island鈥檚 expanding conservation efforts, and criminals have taken advantage of the instability, looting protected forests for rare wood. This news story from October 2009 turns back the clock to consider the biogeographic processes that made Madagascar into a biodiversity hotspot in the first place.

Audience: 13-16

Source: UC Museum of Paleontology

Resource type: Evo in the News article

Classification and Evolution
Students construct an evolutionary tree of imaginary animals (Caminalcules) to illustrate how modern classification schemes attempt to reflect evolutionary history.

Audience: 13-16

Source: Gendron, Robert

Resource type: Lab activity

驴De donde vienen todas las especies de Madagascar?
Continuando la celebraci贸n del tema de Octubre en el A帽o de la Ciencia, las ciencias de la tierra y el planeta Tierra, la historia de este mes se centra en c贸mo la geograf铆a y la geolog铆a han moldeado la evoluci贸n de la vida en uno de los lugares m谩s singulares de la Tierra. Madagascar, la cuarta isla m谩s grande del mundo, se encuentra en el Oc茅ano 脥ndico a varios cientos de kil贸metros de la costa sureste de 脕frica y constituye el hogar de una notable variedad de especies vegetales y animales, incluido el aye aye, la fossa, el camale贸n y el 谩rbol baobab...

Audience: 13-16

Source: UC Museum of Paleontology

Resource type: Evo in the News article

Sound trees
Students learn how spectrograms represent sound variation and then examine the sounds of owls for traits that might be useful in determining evolutionary relationships. They compare these traits to morphological ones and test their hypotheses.

Audience: 13-16

Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Resource type: Lab activity

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