Evidence of Human Evolution
This activity is an extension of the evidence of evolution worksheet set from above. Instead, the activities here focus around humans and their evolutionary relationship with other primates. Students will compare hand structure, the overall skeleton, cranial capacity of the skull, and the DNA sequence that produces the hemoglobin molecule of humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and other primates.
Essential concepts: Evolution, fossil record, molecular homologies, homologous structures, embryology, vestigial structures, primates.