Write the 4 now extinct species of human ancestors and highlight the one that we most closely interacted, shared genetic material with, and evolved with.

dig Deep into the interactive tree of life

  1. First watch the video- Ghosts of Evolution- https://youtu.be/ZWW5OuxlKec

Then use the Interactive Tree http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/evolution/research#/chooser to trace human ancestry- (type humans into the search bar)

Note that Homo Sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo

  1. Write the 4 now extinct species of human ancestors and highlight the one that we most closely interacted, shared genetic material with, and evolved with.

The Evolution of The Human Species in 90 Seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpEFjWbXog0

  1. Find and Write our 3 closest living primate relative and highlight our closest relative.
  1. We share the branches of life with many different species both living and extinct.    Use Google to find 10 currently endangered species & find them on the deep tree.

Than do 3 things-

  1. Paste the name & image of each of the 10 endangered species.
  2. Explain why it is endangered.
  3. Put into words at least one thing we can do to help the species survive.

 

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