NGSS aligned middle school lab to cover DCIs:
SCI-MS-LS4-1 Analyze & interpret data for patterns in fossil record that document existence,
diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout Earth’s history.
SCI-MS-LS4-2 Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for anatomical similarities &
differences among modern organisms and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary
This lesson requires students to be able to access internet. Covers homologous structures, vestigial structures, and molecular evidence of evolution.