Misconception ENM037:

Changes in a population occur through a gradual change in all members of a population, not from the survival of a few individuals that preferentially reproduce (Brumby, 1979; Bishop & Anderson, 1990; Anderson et al., 2002; Stern & Roseman, 2004).

Items that test for misconception ENM037 in this project (Original Project) and key idea (When inherited traits are favorable…)
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EN032002

Species can change over generations because individuals with traits that are helpful in the current environment are more likely to survive and pass those traits on to their offspring.

34%

EN030002

Bacteria become resistant to antibiotics when a few individual resistant bacteria survive and reproduce, passing their resistance on to the next generation.

25%