Evolution – The Process – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the lesson Evolution – The Process.

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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Definition of evolution
  • Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution by natural selection
  • Key stages in the evolutionary process:
  • Mutation and genetic variation
  • Reproductive isolation
  • Natural selection, genetic drift and new mutations
  • Speciation
  • Adaptive radiation
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Cloze activity (fill in the blanks).
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Topics for further research.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 10 Science curriculum.
  • 5 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Explain what is meant by the term ‘evolution’.
  • ☑   Outline the key stages in the evolutionary process.
  • ☑   Explain why genetic variation and reproductive isolation are required for the evolution of new species.
  • ☑   Discuss the role of mutation, natural selection and genetic drift in evolution.
  • ☑   Describe speciation and adaptive radiation.
  • ☑   Interpret a phylogenetic tree.


This resource is also included in the Year 10 Biology PDF Workbook.


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