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In the Beginning


Universe The huge space which contains all of the matter and energy in existence
Big Bang The theory that the universe started in a big explosion from a single point
Steady State The theory that the universe has always existed and matter is being created all the time
Cosmology The scientific study those theories about the history and future of the universe
Evidence Something that helps you form a conclusion
Organisms Living things
Charles Darwin : He created the theory of evolution and explained it through the mechanism of natural selection
Evolution The slow change in a population of living things over many generations
Comparative anatomy The study of similarities and differences in body structures
Fossils The remains or impressions of living things, mostly found in rock
Geographical isolation The natural arrangements of plants and animals in particular regions
Lamarck He suggested that evolution was caused by organisms acquiring variations as they lived their lives, which were then inherited by their offspring.
Natural selection When only the organisms’ best adapted to their environment will survive and transmit their genes to their offspring
Hominid Early human-like fossils that walked upright on 2 legs and were more like humans than apes
Homo sapiens The scientific term for modern humans
Created by: Chris497