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Year 10 Biotechnology: Human Evolution


Human evolution has ceased due to the absence of any modern selection pressures.

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step 1

Step 1. Identify the Key Terms of the Claim

Human evolution has ceased due to the absence of any modern selection pressures.

Step 2

Step 2. Identify Synonyms, Search Terms and Phrases



Search Term/ Phrase

Human Evolution

Human Origin

"human evolution" OR "human origin"

Modern Selection Pressures


"selection pressures"


Step 3

Step 3. Develop Refining Questions to Narrow the Claim - Who, What, Which, How...


Consider the following:

  • How are humans still evolving

  • What hazards are driving this evolution

  • What modern aspects are slowing evolution

Step 4

Step 4. Add to your Terms, Synonyms and Search Terms/ Phrases table.

Step 5

Step 5. Do background research to answer your Refining Questions. 


Go to Searching Databases for information on HOW to search the databases effectively. Remember to use the LIMITERS to make your search more specific and relevant.

  • Example of a Search using the Terms and Search Phrases:  

  • ("human evolution" OR "human origin") AND "selection pressure" 

  • From this search, read articles that appeal to you. 

  • Add to your search terms

  • Find similar articles that interest you. 

  • IF you think there is ENOUGH information and research about your chosen topic, develop your research question.

Here are some example articles to get you started

Step 6

Step 6. Develop a draft Research Question.


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