Video comprehension questions: How were the Galapagos Islands formed?



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Animal Adaptations


VIDEO COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS:

1. How were the Galapagos Islands formed?

2. When Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835, how many of the 16 islands did he visit, and how many of the birds which he found turned out to be new species?

3. What is the name of the famous book written by Charles Darwin about his voyage to Galapagos on the ship called The Beagle?

4. How far do today's scientists dive in their submersibles to explore the Galapagos, and why do they use this piece of equipment?

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Animal Adaptations
VIDEO COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

1. How were the Galapagos Islands formed?

The Galapagos Islands were formed by volcanic action.



2. When Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835, how many of the 16 islands did he visit, and how many of the birds which he found turned out to be new species?

When Charles Darwin traveled to the Galapagos Islands in 1835, he visited four islands and returned with 26 species of birds, 25 of which turned out to be new.



3. What is the name of the famous book written by Charles Darwin about his voyage to Galapagos on the ship called The Beagle?

As a result of his visit to the Galapagos, Charles Darwin wrote a book called, "The Origin of Species," which explained his ideas about how the survival of certain animals depended on their adaptation to their environment. It took Charles Darwin 25 years of research and study to complete his book.



4. How far do today's scientists dive in their submersibles to explore the Galapagos, and why do they use this piece of equipment?

Since scientists dive over 3000 feet deep to explore the waters of the Galapagos, they need the acrylic pilot sphere to protect them from the crushing water pressure found at this depth.



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