Enrich students’ biological understanding of the Galapagos with an historical perspective. The Beagle’s voyage to the Galapagos provides context for Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.
- To find out why Charles Darwin’s observations in the Galapagos played an important role in the development of his theory of evolution by natural selection.
- To understand how Darwin’s theory of natural selection results in species evolution and extinction.
- To appreciate that multiple species and sub-species can derive from a common genetic ancestor as a result of evolution by natural selection.
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