ERIC Number: EJ996927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
How We Got Here: Evolutionary Changes in Skull Shape in Humans & Their Ancestors
Price, Rebecca M.
American Biology Teacher, v74 n2 p106-110 Feb 2012
This activity uses inquiry to investigate how large changes in shape can evolve from small changes in the timing of development. Students measure skull shape in fetal, infant, juvenile, and adult chimpanzees and compare them to adult skulls of "Homo sapiens," "Homo erectus," and "Australopithecus afarensis." They conclude by re-interpreting their findings in light of 'Ardipithecus ramidus."
Descriptors: Evolution, Human Body, Animals, Science Instruction, Biology, Infants, Children, Adults, Inquiry
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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