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Our Beginnings: Human Evolution
Darwin, theory of evolution, hominids, adaptations, timelines! Where did we come from and what makes us human? Created for Grade 6 Humanities class (IB MYP year 1)
Name the naturalist who established the modern theory of evolution.
Describe some advantageous traits to avoid getting eaten by a predator?
long legs to run fast, stripes, camouflage, etc
Who is this and what is he known for?
Charles Darwin. He established the modern theory of evolution/survival of the fittest/natural selection.
Describe one advantageous trait of this animal.
A giraffe's long neck is an advantageous trait. It allows the animal to reach food from high in the trees.
What is natural selection/survival of the fittest?
Process by which individuals that are better suited to their environment (those with advantageous traits) survive and reproduce most successfully.
What does bipedal mean?
The ability to walk upright on two legs.
What order of mammals do we belong to?
What is the key trait of all hominids?
Walking upright on two legs (bipedal)
If you study fossils, what type of scientist are you?
If a species does not adapt to a changing environment, what will probably happen to it?
It will probably go extinct.
What species is our oldest ancestor - Homo habilis, Australopithecus afarensis, Sahelanthropus tchadensis, or Homo sapiens?
Approximately how long ago did our earliest human ancestor live?
Between 7- 6 million years ago.
From which continent did all humans originate?
When did Homo sapiens first appear?
About 200,000 years ago.
Put the following hominid groups in order from the earliest to the most recent: Homo group, Australopithecus group, Paranthropus group, Ardipithecus group.
Ardipithecus group, Australopithecus group, Paranthropus group, Homo group
What is a scientific theory?
An idea/explanation that is supported by repeated tests and evidence.
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