Using the Scientific Process to Study Human Evolution

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Did humans and dinosaurs coexist? How do we know? Scholars dig in to the tools and methods researchers used to study the process of human evolution by watching a slideshow with embedded video clips. Pupils learn the importance of asking specific questions to guide research, as well as how communication is key in the scientific community.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Plan time for the interactive during an evolution unit
  • Have learners complete the lesson on their own, then show excerpts from a video lecture to take the topic further
Classroom Considerations

  • Review rock layers and how they relate to the fossil record before beginning the interactive
Pros

  • The resource is perfect for a homework assignment or sub plan
  • Students work at their own pace and can move forward and back through the lesson as needed
Cons

  • None
Common Core