Question Answer Ancient Life-100 ANSWER: Scientists who study fossils. QUESTION: What are paleontologists?
Question Answer Ancient Life-200 ANSWER: Provides evidence about the history of life on earth QUESTION: What is the fossil record?
Question Answer Ancient Life-300 ANSWER: Over 99% of these have become extinct. QUESTION: What are species living on the earth?
Question Answer Ancient Life-400 ANSWER: They show how different groups of organisms have changed over time. QUESTION: What is the fossil record?
Question Answer Ancient Life-500 ANSWER: Over billions of years, ancient unicellular organisms have given rise to these modern unicellular organisms that do not have their DNA within a nucleus. QUESTION: What are modern bacteria?
Question Answer ANSWER: Most fossils form in this type of rock. QUESTION: What is sedimentary rock? Forming Fossils-100
Question Answer Forming Fossils -200 ANSWER: Dead organisms are buried by this prior to becoming a fossil. QUESTION: What is sediment?
Question Answer Forming Fossils -300 ANSWER: The length of time required for half the radioactive atoms in a sample to decay, or become another isotope of the element. QUESTION: What is radioactive dating?
Question Answer Forming Fossils -400 ANSWER: A species that is easily recognized, existed for a short period, and had wide distribution. QUESTION: What is an index fossil?
Question Answer Forming Fossils -500 ANSWER: The age of a fossil is determined by comparing its placement to placement with fossils in other layers of rock. QUESTION: What is relative dating?
Question Answer Geologic Time Scale-100 ANSWER: Paleontologist use divisions of this to represent evolutionary time. QUESTION: What is the geologic time scale?
Question Answer Geologic Time Scale -200 ANSWER: After Precambrian Time, these are the basic general divisions of the geologic time scale. QUESTION: What are eras and periods?
Question Answer Geologic Time Scale -300 ANSWER: The three eras between the Precambrian and the present. QUESTION: What are the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras?
Question Answer Geologic Time Scale -400 ANSWER: The era in which dinosaurs lived and in which mammals began to evolve. QUESTION: What is the Mesozoic Era?
Question Answer Geologic Time Scale -500 ANSWER: The era in which mammals became very common. QUESTION: What is the Cenozoic (or present) Era?
Question Answer Earth Formation-100 ANSWER: Hydrogen cyanide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, and water. QUESTION: What is earths early atmosphere?
Question Answer Earth Formation -200 ANSWER: 3.8 billion years ago, oceans covered much of the earth, and this was first deposited in the water. QUESTION: What is sedimentary rock?
Question Answer Earth Formation -300 ANSWER: They performed experiments to determine how organic molecules first formed. QUESTION: Who are Urey and Miller?
Question Answer Earth Formation -400 ANSWER: Large organic molecules form tiny bubbles which have some characteristics of living organisms. QUESTION: What are proteinoid microspheres?
Question Answer Earth Formation -500 ANSWER: Some of these molecules can grow and duplicate themselves, which surprised scientists. Scientists believe this came before DNA. QUESTION: What is RNA?
Question Answer Grab Bag-100 ANSWER: Long stable periods of evolution, interrupted by brief periods of rapid change. QUESTION: What is punctuated equilibrium?
Question Answer Grab Bag -200 ANSWER: A single species, through natural selection, evolves into different forms that live in different ways. QUESTION: What is adaptive radiation?
Question Answer Grab Bag -300 ANSWER: Unrelated organisms evolve and begin to resemble one another. QUESTION: What is convergent evolution?
Question Answer Grab Bag -400 ANSWER: Two species evolve in response to changes in each other over time. QUESTION: What is coevolution?
Question Answer Grab Bag 500 ANSWER: The theory in which eukaryotic cells formed from symbiosis among several different prokaryotic organisms. QUESTION: What is the Endosymbiotic Theory?
Question Answer FINAL JEOPARDY ANSWER: Georges Cuvier QUESTION: Who was the main founder of both comparative anatomy and paleontology?