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Studying Fossils

Students compare and contrast key skeletal differences between chimpanzees and humans: brain size, teeth, hand and thumb, trunk, pelvis, lower limb, foot and big toe. They then sort and group a set of mixed "fossil bones" of chimpanzee or human. A set of Australopithecine bones is introduced and students apply their skeletal knowledge to the classification of these "mystery" bones.

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Resource Details

Grade
7th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Research
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