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No Bones About It

Published on 01/09/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will explore evolutionary relationships by comparing the anatomy of organisms.

Objectives

  • Students will explain evolutionary relationships by examining similarities and differences in the anatomy of organisms.
  • Students will identify patterns seen in bone structure of organism to understand evolutionary relationships.

Vocabulary

  • analogous structures
  • carpals
  • common ancestor
  • comparative anatomy
  • homologous structure
  • humerus
  • phalanges
  • radius
  • ulna
  • vertebrates

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will explore evolutionary relationships by comparing the anatomy of organisms.

As a result, students will:

  • Identify anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.

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