VCE Biology Unit 4 AoS2

Conduct a hands-on practical investigation evidencing major trends in hominin evolution from the genus Australopithecus to the genus Homo. Students touch, measure and analyse six hominin skulls and life-size models, identifying their evolutionary order based on physical evidence.  Students explore scientific methods, generating data to form conclusions about hominin evolution that compare with popular anthropological theory.

In this program students will

  • Sort hominin skulls and life size models based on changes in features including foramen magnum, brow ridge, cranium capacity, prognathism, teeth, limb structure.
  • Measure and analyse data.
  • Justify trends in human evolution using empirical evidence and scientific reasoning.
  • Discuss how new evidence can change current understandings of human evolution. 

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