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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Grasping the Idea of Evolution

Students compare their performance of a series of tasks using their thumb and fingers to their performance of the same tasks without the use of their thumb. They discuss the role of fine and gross motor skills and speculate on the role of the opposable thumb in primate evolution.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
Life Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
1995

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