Skeletons Reveal Human and Chimpanzee Evolution

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Ardipithecus ramidus shares features with both humans and chimpanzees. Learn about where Ardi, humans, and chimps fit in the tree of life by comparing anatomical features including the foot, pelvis, and teeth. After exploring those features, individuals view lectures about this fascinating skeleton and discover the conclusions of scientists.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Learn more about the recent research on Ardi
  • Map the locations of where scientists found each human ancestor
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of evolution, human ancestry, and skeletons
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Provides a worksheet to help scaffold the interactive
  • Great for either traditional instruction or a flipped classroom
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