Come on a journey of human evolution 7 million years in the making!
Students use Te Papa’s hominid skull collection to observe trends in skull development before identifying the characteristics of skeletons necessary for bipedalism.
They then examine some of the tools, clothing, and types of shelter that the first Pacific settlers to New Zealand used in adapting to this new environment. Based on their learning, they suggest how our early hominid ancestors might have solved the challenges they faced when they migrated out of Africa.
Availability: From Term 3, 2013
Learning areas and strands: Biology 3.7 – Describe trends in human evolution
Year level: Year 13
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: $6.50 per student (Teachers and parent helpers are free)