Why do you believe certain animals share so much DNA with humans?

Introduction to comparing embryos: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/guess-embryo.html
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Genetic Evidence (Smithsonian Institute): http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics

Common ancestry video: http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics/one-species-living-worldwide
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Write down similarities you notice between humans and other species.

Comparing fossils of humans over  time: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/27225171/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/ten-fossils-trace-story-human-origins/#.WKMgaPkrKM8

Comparing human skeletons to other animals: 

Comparing skulls among animals: https://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/skulls

 

What do evolutionary biologists do, and why do we still need to study this field?

Article on evolutionary biologists: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/quora/what-do-evolutionary-biol_b_3644482.html

 

STEM Career: Evolutionary Psychologist

Evolutionary psychologists help humans break cycles of behaviors. In this biological approach to learning about and explaining human behavior, they study mental and psychological traits and identify what traits may be evolved adaptations. They look at memory, perception, and language as adaptations resulting from natural selection. They also work in private counseling with people who want to change their behaviors by examining their environment and relationships.

Tools of the Trade

Research methods, data collection software

Education Required

A bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, developmental psychology, ethnology, or a related field is required; many also earn master’s and doctorate degrees.

ASK

Why do you believe certain animals share so much DNA with humans?

Introduction to comparing embryos: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/guess-embryo.html
Note: requires Adobe Flash Player

Genetic Evidence (Smithsonian Institute): http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics

Common ancestry video: http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics/one-species-living-worldwide
Note: requires Adobe Flash Player

IMAGINE

Write down similarities you notice between humans and other species.

Comparing fossils of humans over time: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/27225171/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/ten-fossils-trace-story-human-origins/#.WKMgaPkrKM8

Comparing human skeletons to other animals: 

Comparing skulls among animals: https://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/skulls

IMPROVE & SHARE

What do evolutionary biologists do, and why do we still need to study this field?

Article on evolutionary biologists: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/quora/what-do-evolutionary-biol_b_3644482.html

CAREER CONNECTION

STEM Career: Evolutionary Psychologist

Evolutionary psychologists help humans break cycles of behaviors. In this biological approach to learning about and explaining human behavior, they study mental and psychological traits and identify what traits may be evolved adaptations. They look at memory, perception, and language as adaptations resulting from natural selection. They also work in private counseling with people who want to change their behaviors by examining their environment and relationships.

Tools of the Trade

Research methods, data collection software

Education Required

A bachelor's degree in neuroscience, developmental psychology, ethnology, or a related field is required; many also earn master's and doctorate degrees.