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Crash Course: The Evolutionary Epic (14:33)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:36 How did Darwin come up with his theory of natural selection?
  2. 03:32 How does evolution work?
  3. 05:07 How is the word <em>theory</em> defined in scientific terms? What is our evidence for the theory of evolution?
  4. 05:56 How did organisms survive harsh environmental factors like snowball Earth periods?
  5. 07:10 What do extinction events and adaptive radiation have in common?
  6. 09:16 What is adaptive radiation?
  7. 12:03 What is one example in Earth’s history when adaptive radiation took place?