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Connecting the Dots: Evolution Scavenger Hunt

We’re looking for clues about our ancestors!

Cover of TAC Guide 5

Overview

We’re looking for clues about our ancestors! We’ll be going on a trip around the Natural History Museum to learn more about some animals in the museum and our evolutionary history. Ready to get started? If we look at the organisms alive on our planet today, we would find that many of them share a recent common ancestor. As we explore the museum, we’ll identify some of these ancestors and traits they share with their living relatives – and look to explain connections that support the theory of evolution!

Materials

  • Drawing or writing utensil
  • Mobile phone (if permitted)
  • Connecting the Dots activity booklet (download above)

Standards

Common Core ELA: RST.11–12.7

NGSS: HS–LS4–1