A 18 slide introduction to comparative anatomy as a Google Slides lesson.
Topics covered include:
- What is anatomy?
- What is a common ancestor?
- Homolgous Stuctures
- Analogous Structures
- Vestigial Structures
This is an interactive lesson with several slides requiring student interaction. You can have students type in the presentation itself by making a copy for each student or connect to interactive presentation apps such as Nearpod or Peardeck.
This lesson is compatible for student paced or instructor paced presentation.
Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Slide version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.
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NGSS Standards covered by this comparative anatomy lesson:
MS-LS4-2 Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships. Emphasis is on explanations of the evolutionary relationships among organisms in terms of similarity or differences of the gross appearance of anatomical structures.