Surprisingly, birds and dinosaurs were very much related. Dinosaurs ended up evolving and changing into thr numerous bird species that live today. Although it took over 10 million years, dinisaurs began to develop into the birds we have now. The video shows the change that happened, and how it did. You can check out the matching exhibit in the Museum of Natural History.
This website is more of a basic understanding of what evolution is. It comes with a video that explains how Darwin was involved with the theory. You can see the similarities between this article and the lab, as it talks about how Darwin saw the differences between the finches. Attached is a picture with an accurate representation of the evolution timeline, starting all the way back from 4.6 villion years ago.
After Darwin came back from his expedition, he decided to compile his work and wrote a book explaining the theory of evolution. It didn't take long for him to write it, as Darwin used many graphs and other visuals to explain his thinking. He did though wait 20 years before he published it, as Darwin was afraid of what the press was goung to think of him. Eventually, society learned to accelt his ideas.
Evolution can happen due to many different causes. For example, it might happen because of the axtions we humans take. We may isolate certain species to force them to mate, or isolate certain others together. Natural Selection, as Darwin explains, is when dofferent organism's reproduce healthy offspring with each other, all because of chance. If's random, but also occurs because of the mutations in a person's body. As it passes down, generation to generation, it becomes a staple part of the organim.
Many of us have heard of Charles Darwin, and many of us have not. He was a naturalist who went aboard to visit the Carribeans to study the differences between animals. Darwin noticed differences, amd eventually developed the theory of evolution. He was at first perplexed by how all organisms were related, but in the end, we evolved differently. The folllowing video also talks about Darwin's book and how it impacted the new society and culture.
Believe it or not, the first types of organism that came into this word were bacteria. We learned about it in our timeline activity, and from then on, in our notes. The bacteria were able to survive because they could live under harsh conditions. They didn't need oxygen like us mammals do. Yet, we evolved in different ways and became different animals. The video shows how one dinosaur transformed into the next, and hoe each was still similar to its predecessor.
Much, much, much later in the evolution timeline came us homo sapiens. We were the latest form of mammals, and had a greater amount of intelligence then the other animals. The timeline above demonstrates pur timeline, from where us humans started to where we ended. It's interactive, as it shows what was going on nefore the humans as well.