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.
· 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