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1. The separation
of organisms from one another is called? Can lead to the creation of a new species.
isolation
2. The study of the structure of living things is called?
anatomy
3. Name the rock that has formed layer by layer over many years.
sedimentary
4. If a species dies out, it is said to be ____________.
extinct
5. The name of the ship that Darwin sailed?
H.M.S Beagle
6. In what kind of rock can most fossils be found?
sedimentary
7. Charles Darwin sailed to this island and found many unique species.
Galapagos
8. Differences between organisms of the same species is called ________________.
Varaiation
9. The survival of organisms best adapted to the environment is called ____________.
Natural Selection
10. This type of evidence for evolution involves looking at developing organisms.
Embryology
11. All of the fossils that scientists have found is called _________________.
Fossil record
12. Changes in genes that results in changes in the offspring is called ____________.
Mutations
13. The rate at which a radio-active element decays is called ___________.
Half-Life
14. A change in species over time is called ___________.
Evolution
15. Method used to find the date of fossils based on where they were found in the rock layer.
Relative dating