Today we did a lesson on modern examples of evolution. These are examples that we humans have observed, since Darwin, that have illustrated the process of natural selection. The first example was the very famous peppered moth which evolved from white into black to help blend in with England’s industrial pollution. The second example was the ivory trade, which has forced African elephants to evolve shorter tusks. And the last example was drug-resistant bacteria, germs that have evolved to resist our antibiotics over the past 100 or so years. You can find a copy of the PowerPoint below.
January 17 – Modern Examples of Evolution (pg409).pptx