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It's All Relative

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Overview:
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.

Author/Source:
UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:
3-5

Time:
One class period

Concepts:
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.

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