Crossword Puzzle

Natural Selection Crossword


  1. the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring (naturalselection)
  2. the color of the peppered moths before pollution (white)
  3. the production of offspring by a sexual or asexual process (reproduction)
  4. an organism's ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment (fitness)


  1. traits that help an organism survive (advantageous)
  2. naturalist that created the theory of natural selection (darwin)
  3. naturalist that created the inheritance of acquired characteristics (lamarck)
  4. a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment (adaptation)
  5. the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth (evolution)
  6. the state or process of a species, family, or larger group being or becoming extinct (extinction)
  7. a unit of heredity which is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring (genes)
  8. the changing of the structure of a gene, resulting in a variant form that may be transmitted to subsequent generations, caused by the alteration of single base units in DNA, or the deletion, insertion, or rearrangement of larger sections of genes or chromosomes (mutation)
  9. school that researched on climate change and how it affects natural selection (cal)

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