This product is my adaptations and evolutionary structures PowerPoint and reading activity. The PowerPoint can be done in one lesson and includes the topics below. The reading is an 18 page activity with a paragraph on various organisms that compares vestigial and homologous structures among different species and organisms. Each page contains a different comparison- for example the wing of a bat compared to a bird- and asks the student to answer 1 question on the reading using details from the text as supporting evidence. The reading can be done in segments.
PowerPoint Topics include:
Examples of adaptations in nature
Fossil record showing change over time (evolution)
A brief definition of anthropology and introduction to Mary and Louis Leaky and their contributions to the field of anthropology
History of Lucy
Homologous body structures and the evidence for evolution
Analogous body structures
The reading uses these topics and incorporates the information into smaller compare/contrast stories about various organisms and their vestigial and homologous structures.
PowerPoint contains teacher notes and links to additional information
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