Evolution Fossil Evidence "I Can" Statements

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I can describe how fossils are formed.

I can explain how one species can diverge into separate species through accumulation of small changes over time. 

I can explain at least 4 different reasons for gaps in the fossil record.

I can cite at least one fossil discovery in the last 30 years and explain how it has influenced our understanding of past organisms on earth. 

I can use horse family fossil records to demonstrate the following examples:  

  • evolution resulting in 2 or more new species by divergence
  • evolution resulting in new species without divergence
  • extinction
  • simultaneous species
  • gaps in the fossil record

If you aren't a 3 for all of these, get there!  There is help for all the I Can statements on the Evolution tab on this website.