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Week Thirteen Science Warm Ups

1. What do we call the process of new life evolving from pre-existing lifeforms?

Answer: evolution

2. What organism is often classified as a transitional form between reptiles and birds?

Answer: Archaeopteryx

3. What French scientist of the early nineteenth century put forth the hypothesis of use and disuse to explain evolution?

Answer: Jean Baptiste Lamarck

4. What islands off the coast of Ecuador were the topic of study for Charles Darwin?

Answer: Galapagos Islands

5. An adaptation is an inherited trait that makes an organism better able to survive. Name three types of adaptations.

Answer: morphological, physiological, behavioral

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