Chimps, Humans, Thumbs, and Tools
Students focus on tool use by primates, examining in particular the tools chimpanzees use. They create similar tools themselves, and think critically about the differences and similarities between human and other primate tool use.
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Sonic the Hedgehog Is Why You Have Thumbs!
Do you know what Sonic hedgehog is? Yes, it is a video game character, but it is also a protein that controls how your fingers develop. A paleontologist discusses the development of the arm and hand, beginning with fish and ending with...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science
An Inflated Impression of Mars
Help your class understand the magnitude of the distance between Earth and Mars with an activity that asks small groups to use balloons to create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Class members figure out the distances between...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed