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Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees


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Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees

In this interactive activity, learners analyze seashells to explore phylogeny and evolution. Learners identify similar and dissimilar seashells to create a phylogenetic tree. The Teacher Guide includes pre-activity video clip suggestions and a pre-activity sorting exercise. The Teacher Guide also includes instructions on how learners can draw a phylogenetic tree instead of using the online interactive.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Computer with internet access
  • Shell cards (optional)
  • Drawing pen/paper, whiteboard/marker, masking tape, or string (optional)

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Fossils
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Classification
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Populations
      • Biodiversity
    • Evolution
      • Evidence for Evolution
      • History of Life
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Collecting
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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  • All Rights Reserved, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, ©2010

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