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Question Set: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  1. What are the major evolutionary lineages of algae?
  2. What group of algae is most closely related to vascular plants? What scientific evidence supports your answer?
  3. What is the evolutionary relationship between green aquatic plants and algae?
  4. Many different groups of aquatic plants independently evolved adaptations to survive in watery habitats. What does the phrase “independently evolved” mean in this instance?
Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.