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Skeletons Reveal Human and Chimpanzee Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ardipithecus ramidus shares features with both humans and chimpanzees. Learn about where Ardi, humans, and chimps fit in the tree of life by comparing anatomical features including the foot, pelvis, and teeth. After exploring those...
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Jane Goodall, Renowned Naturalist and Champion of Chimpanzees

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars study the life of Jane Goodall and how she made an impact studying chimpanzees.  In this endangered species instructional activity students write in their journals.
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Sarah, the chimpanzee

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Is Sarah, the chimpanzee, smart or just a lucky guesser? Here, learners set up a simulation and read a dotplot to find out the likelihood of getting 7 out of 8 questions correct. One suggested modification would be to have your class...
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Sarah the Chimpanzee

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is Sarah the Chimpanzee simply a good guesser or does she really know how to solve problems? The five questions posed here help your statisticians form a hypothesis, design a simulation model for the situation, gather and analyze data,...
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Chimpanzees: We're Not Entertained

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore multiple perspectives to create a talk show that examines the issues facing chimpanzees. They analyze the gray areas of controversial issues to realize that there can be a wide range of possible positions on a given issue.
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Human Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As the great and hilarious Tim Minchin once said, "Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our curiosity." Science is more than just a guess; it is based on questions, observations, and evidence. High...
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Comparing Fossils

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore early hominid evolution as they analyze bones that share characteristics of both apes and humans. Students compare and contrast key skeletal differences between chimpanzees and humans. In groups, they sort and group a...
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Chimpanzee Information and Coloring Page

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this animal information and coloring page, learners read a short paragraph of facts about chimpanzees before coloring the animal in its habitat.
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Displaying Chimps

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A male chimpanzee's way of wearing a nice tuxedo and showing off to other chimps is called displaying. Displaying is a chimp's way to prove their status amongst others. Can your class compare this act to other mammals?
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Chimpanzee picture

For Students K - 2nd
In this chimpanzee worksheet, students color a picture of a chimpanzee and trace and write the word "chimpanzee". Students color, trace, and write the words 1 time each.
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Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees

For Students 6th - 8th
In this "Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees" worksheet, students respond to 25 short answer questions regarding Jane Goodall and her work.
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Living with the Chimpanzees

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students participate in a guided reading lesson plan with the teacher. In this guided reading lesson plan, students read Jane Goodall: Living with the Chimpanzees. Students increase their literacy and practice reading strategies. 
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For Students 1st - 2nd
In this coloring worksheet, two line drawings of chimpanzees are given. It is assumed that the illustrations are to be colored in or cut and pasted.
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Comparison of Human and Chimpanzee Chromosomes

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students actively engage in the careful analysis of chromosome banding patterns and identify examples of inversion in homologous chromosomes.
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Genetics 101 Part 1: What Are Genes?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Do you know how many chromosomes humans have? Do you know how many of those chromosomes we share with the chimpanzee? A perfect introduction to DNA for your middle schoolers, this video uses a ton of visuals to clearly illustrate the...
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Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Humans did not evolve from monkeys or chimpanzees—so what does our evolution look like? A video explains the evolution of humans from a common ancestor to homo sapiens. It describes the many branches on our family tree as well as the...
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Studying Fossils

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars compare and contrast key skeletal differences between chimpanzees and humans: brain size, teeth, hand and thumb, trunk, pelvis, lower limb, foot and big toe. They then sort and group a set of mixed "fossil bones" of...
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Biochemical Evidence for Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the amino acid sequences of vertebrates. In this biochemical evidence for evolution lesson plan, students compare the number of matching and non-matching amino acids in chimpanzees, fish and mice. They construct a...
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Elementary Reading: Five Passages with Questions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Five brief readings with questions support practice with various literacy skills. In some cases, learners identify whether underlined words are spelled correctly. Other times, they answer reading comprehension questions about the text or...
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Do Animals Mourn Their Dead?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dolphin mothers whose babies have died have been photographed in the wild, holding their young above the water and staying with them for days in what scientists believe is a period of mourning. Viewers explore grief and the mourning...
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Jane Goodall

For Teachers K
Students identify Jane Goodall as a scientist who studies the behavior of chimpanzees. They listen to a biography of Jane Goodall and review the location of Africa. Then students participate in an animal observation activity.
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Skeleton Scramble Puzzle: Suborder Prosimians

For Students 3rd - 11th
Explore the finer details of primate skulls with these puzzles, incorporating advanced scientific analysis of two suborders- Prosimians and Anthropoidea- and one superfamily- Hominoidea. Learners read about the unique characteristics of...
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From Genomes of Species

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate genomic research being done and its potential for understanding, treating, and possibly curing human genetic conditions. The potential of proteomic research as a companion to the work being done with genomics is...
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The One and Only Ivan: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A new friend, a new perspective, and a new light are all found in Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan. Ivan, a gorilla, was content with his life until a baby elephant befriended him. Readers find synonyms, answer comprehension...

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