Accelerated Biology 2009
Unit 2: Evolution
By the end of the unit, students should be able to:
1. describe characteristics of prokaryotic cells.
2. discuss the 2 causes of variations in asexual reproducing bacteria populations.
3. describe antibiotic resistance and discuss why bacteria develop resistance
4. discuss why it is difficult to treat bacteria such as MRSA or tuberculosis.
5. discuss the 3 ways antibiotics work to defeat different types of bacteria.
6. interpret the results of our antibiotic resistance lab.
7. describe the role antibiotics have in bacteria evolving antibiotic resistance.
8. determine which type of graph to build based on data given.
9. build and interpret a graph. The graph must include: title, labels & units on each axis, plotting data.
10. identify and describe the components of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection
11. identify and describe the sources of variation (mutation & genetic recombination) in sexually
12. identify the roles of variation and inheritance in natural selection
13. describe the relationship between adaptation, environment and evolution of populations over long
periods of time
14. describe how isolation and natural selection can lead to the formation of new species.
15. identify the 3 types of adaptations given examples and be able to describe how an adaptation
improves an organisms fitness.
16. describe the importance of inheritance in the role of evolution by natural selection.
17. describe why individual organisms do not evolve, only populations of organisms evolve.