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Evolution/Human Family tree
Natural selection explains how live started
Charles Darwen learned that all different bird came from one bird
In a species there can be different types
Organisms that fit there environment the best will survive and reproduce
Natural selection is the same thing as survival of the fitter
Humans belong to the group of primates
Because of evolution, humans share common ancestor with apes.
Paleontologists have found fossils of past humans
The oldest human fossil was found in Africa
Humans adapted to have larger brains for hunting and working together.
Modern humans are homo sapiens (wise)
Charles Darwin developed the modern theory of evouloution
while he was traveling, he studied many plants and animals.
On the island he observed that the birds beaks were different, depending on their environment
He disagreed with other scientists because he believed that evolution takes a long time to happen.
the theory of evolution is supported by lots of evidence including genetics and heredity
he wrote a book called the origin of species
Plant Adaptation (Jr)
Living things need to adapt to meet their needs
plants adapt to get sunlight by growing towards the sun
plants adapt to get water by having roots underground
plants adapt to reproduce by spreading their seeds (pollen)
plants adapt to get nutrients (food) by using soil, animals, or other plants
Flu and Flu vaccine
the flu is caused by the influenza viruses
the flu can cause symptoms, such as a fever
viruses can have different strains (or versions)
Before advance medicine, the Spanish flew killed a lot of people
vaccines have been developed to fight off viruses
viruses can mutate and evolve
about 65 million years ago dinosaurs when extinct
extinction is when the entire species dies out
climate change can cause mass extinction such as the dinosaurs
Evolutionary pressure can also cause the extinction of species
99% of species that lived on Earth are gone
human activities can cause extinction which would negatively impact us
This is a group of early humans. they walked upright on a regular basis but they still climbed trees.
the species in this group has large brains and used tools. members in this group first expand beyond Africa.
Big teeth and powerful jaws included in this group. They feed on a variety of foods.