Human Evolution
Our Story
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1–4
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$5 per student @ Museum | FREE* online session
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Auckland Museum | online
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1 hour | 30 minutes online

This programme is for the following year groups: Years 12–13

Get a closer look at replica skulls in the Museum’s human evolution collection and examine their diagnostic features. Observe how tools have changed over time and tell us about cultural and behavioural evolution.

A facilitated discussion challenges students to identify biological changes that have taken place over time and to cite scientific evidence.

This programme directly addresses NCEA Level 3 Biology Achievement Standard 91606 Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution. We recommend combining this session with a New Zealand Speciation and Patterns of Evolution session.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

· Examine the scientific evidence on the origins of humans

· Investigate and describe the diversity of scientific thought on the cultural and behavioural evolution of humans

· Make comparisons between various hominid species, their cultures, and tools

*Terms and Conditions for FREE online sessions
1) Session are on average 30 minutes in duration
2) Minimum of 10 participants are required
3) Bookings need to be made a minimum of 2 weeks in advance
4) Free online programmes are available throughout Term 4 2021, however will conclude once schools are permitted to attend onsite

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