Use this fun and interesting Web Quest in your high school science class to help your students understand the genetic similarity humans have with various other species. They will be surprised at what we have in common with even simple organisms, such as baker's yeast. The website visited is hosted by National Geographic and has a great visual diagram that students can interact with to explore the genetic similarities humans have with other species. There are analysis questions and an enrichment question for discussion. All answers are included.
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