- UC Museum of Paleontology
- Evo Connection slide set
Time: 5 minutes
This short slide set explains uniformity and variation in the process of photosynthesis across all life using evolutionary history. Save the slide set to your computer to view the explanation and notes that go along with each slide.
- [History of life: Grades 13-16] Through billions of years of evolution, life forms have continued to diversify in a branching pattern, from single-celled ancestors to the diversity of life on Earth today.
- [History of life: Grades 13-16] The early evolutionary process of eukaryotes included the merging of prokaryote cells.
- [Evidence of evolution: Grades 13-16] An organism's features reflect its evolutionary history.
- [Evidence of evolution: Grades 13-16] Similarities among existing organisms (including morphological, developmental, and molecular similarities) reflect common ancestry and provide evidence for evolution.
- [Evidence of evolution: Grades 13-16] Not all similar traits are homologous; some are the result of convergent evolution.
- [Nature of science: Grades 13-16] Scientists can test ideas about events and processes long past, very distant, and not directly observable.
- [Studying evolution: Grades 13-16] Evolutionary trees (i.e., phylogenies or cladograms) portray hypotheses about evolutionary relationships.
- [Studying evolution: Grades 13-16] Evolutionary trees can be used to make inferences and predictions.
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Use this resource to relate evolutionary concepts to the topic of carbon fixation (or get more suggestions for incorporating evolution throughout your biology syllabus). Incorporate these slides immediately after you've discussed C4 and CAM carbon fixation. Alternatively, you could incorporate your lecture material on the processes of C4 and CAM fixation into this slide set.
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