Science/Strand III/Content Standard 4/High School/Benchmark 1
Benchmark Question: How do biologists evaluate evidence
for human evolutionary relationships to selected animal groups?
Focus Question: How do biologists evaluate evidence
that humans evolved from more primitive forms of life?
The teacher will present the
An evolutionary biologist
has been given the following information about the amino acid sequences of
a protein (e.g., hemoglobin) found in the following animals.
Working in pairs, students
will write an essay explaining how they might compare amino acid sequences
and describe the possible evolutionary relationships between two animals.