Fossil Investigation at Curtis

Sixth-grade students on the Bonsai team recently completed a new lab investigation that put fossil evidence in their hands as a way to better understand evolution. In this hominid fossil investigation, students compared the characteristics of modern humans and other primates using nine, full scale, reproduction skulls.


This was an engaging, hands-on learning experience that provided students with opportunities to make and record observations and then use that data to answer a series of questions about hominid evolution.


“This activity was well received and thoroughly engaging.  I was pleased that the observations recorded by students during the lab investigation did in fact show differences between Homo and NHPs (non-human primates).” – Eddie Good


The materials to create this lab investigation were purchased through funding provided by a SERF grant.



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