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Kristin Sullivan - Environmental Studies

Evolution Games

Directions

Try to match the order of life's significant evolutionary events!

Number from 1 being the oldest evolutionarily, to 10 being the most recent evolutionarily.

1 = 4.6 BYA _____ NUCLEATED CELL TO MULTI-CELL
2 = 3.8 BYA _____ H-C DIVERGENCE LINE (ONE LINE EVENTUALLY LED TO
HUMANS AND THE OTHER LINE EVENTUALLY LED TO CHIMPANZEES)
3 = 1.8 BYA _____ MAMMALS - VERY SMALL
4 = 200 MYA _____ Homo habilis (FIRST TO USE TOOLS)
5 = 65 MYA _____ EARTH FORMED
6 = 7-5 MYA _____ MODERN MAN
7 = 3.6 MYA _____ AGRICULTURE ORIGIN (HUMANS LEARNED TO PLANT FOOD CROPS)
8 = 2.5 MYA _____ FIRST LIFE BEGAN - BACTERIA
9 = 40,000 YA _____ Australopithecus afarensis (i.e., Lucy; "ape" brain and human body)
10 = 11,000 YA _____ DINOSAURS DIE OUT - FIRST PRIMATES EMERGE
Directions

Within each grouping, use #1 for the oldest, #2 for the next oldest, and so on, ending with the most recent.

  • SINGLE-CELL (NUCLEUS); MULTI-CELLED; SINGLE-CELL (NO NUCLEUS)
  • FUNGI, MONERANS (BACTERIA), PROTISTA (ONE-CELLED WITH NUCLEUS), ANIMALS, PLANTS
  • WATER LIFE, LAND LIFE
  • INVERTEBRATES, VERTEBRATES
  • BIRDS, FISH, MAMMALS, AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES
  • MARSUPIAL, PLACENTAL, EGG-LAYING
  • MONKEYS, APES, HUMANS
  • Homo habilis, Australopithecus afarensis, Home sapiens, Home erectus
  • LIFESTYLE TREND: AGRICULTURE, HUNTER-GATHERER, INDUSTRIAL/TECHNOLOGICAL






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Last Updated: 9/8/09