In this lesson, students find pictures of living things and arrange them in collages, categorizing them according to which they think are more closely related to which.
UC Museum of Paleontology
One class period
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.
- There are similarities and differences among fossils and living organisms. (LS4.A)
- Science deals with the natural world and natural explanations. (NOS8)
- Scientists base their ideas on evidence from the natural world. (P3, P6, P7, NOS8)
- Scientists study living things and how they are related.