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An Evolutionary Horse Race

Published on 01/09/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will investigate and analyze the anatomical similarities and differences between modern and ancient organisms.

Objectives

  • Students will investigate the anatomical similarities and differences between modern and ancient organisms.
  • Students will analyze the structure of fossils to infer evolutionary relationships.

Vocabulary

  • adaptation
  • common ancestor
  • comparative anatomy
  • homologous structure
  • fossil
  • fossil record

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will investigate and analyze the anatomical similarities and differences between modern and ancient organisms.

 As a result, students will:

  • Describe evolutionary advantages of bone structure in modern and ancient organisms.
  • Identify patterns seen in homologous structures in organisms to understand evolutionary relationships and patterns.

 This activity was created using Lua. Learn more about Lua in TI-Nspire here.