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Evolution Vocab

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What is th process by which individuals are better adapted to therir envoroment and are more likely to survie and reproduce? Natural Selection
What is difference between to individuals of the same species called? Variation
What is the time it takes for half of the atoms to decay in a sample? Half-life
What is a well tested concept that explains a wide range of observations? Scientific theory
What is the theory that things eveolve in short burst? Punctuauted equalibrium
What is the documentation of the millions of fossils scientists have collected over time called? Fossil record
What are unstable elements that decay into other elelments? Radioactive elements
What is a hollow space left where the fossil has decayed? Mold
What is a process comparing the age of two fossils by their placement in sedimentary rock? Relative dating
What are gradual changes in a species over time called? Evolution
What are fossils that have been turned to stone called? Petrified fossil
What is a trait that helps an organism survie called Adaptation
What is the theory that things evolution occurs slowly but steadily? Gradualism
What is a diagram that shows how scientists think different groups of organisms are realted called? Branching tree
What is a process that tests the radioactive materials within a fossil to tell its actual age? Radioactive dating
What are preserved remains of an organism that lived in the past called? Fossils
What is it called when no memeber of a species is liveing? Extinction
What is the copy of the shape of an organism? Cast
What is the factor in natural selection where organisms attmept to survive using the same limited resource? Competition
What is the factor of Natural Selection where there are more offspring than can possibly survive on given resources? Over production
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