Human Origins Lab

 

(6-8 or 9-12) Recommended for students 6th–8th grade or as an introduction to human evolution for grades 9-12.

How did environmental changes drive the evolution of our species? Students will act as evolutionary biologists as they analyze and interpret fossil evidence from bones and skulls of our ancient human relatives. By comparing anatomical structures, they will uncover and construct an argument about differences between extinct hominins and ourselves and the role of environment in shaping evolution.