Write a 1,250 to 1,800 word team paper that will have two major sections. One section will address one of today’s ecological issues, the other section will explore concepts related to Evolution by Natural Selection.
Address both sides of the problem (for example, the farming in California vs. smelt, fracking vs. water safety, offshore drilling vs. damage to the Gulf of Mexico, or importing wood for Gibson guitars vs. damage to the rainforest).
Include all of the following:
The presentation of one side
The presentation of the other side
A summary and conclusion, including the major opinions of the Learning Team
The second portion of your week 5 team paper involves Darwin’s mechanism of evolution by natural selection.
Include the following points in your paper:
An explanation of Darwin’s assumptions and inferences based on his major observations.
An example of how natural selection may have worked in a population (for example, moth in New England, drug-resistant bacteria, giraffes, finches in the Galapagos Islands, or another species you select)
An explanation of how adaptations help species survive such as mimicry and camouflage. Give examples of several adaptations and explain how they enhance survival of the species.
What evidence is there to support Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection? Describe the evidence.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Include at least 3 to 5 different references, of which two must be peer-reviewed sources.
Post your completed team paper to the assignments section .