Year 13 Biology – Human Revolution

Year 13 Biology students enjoyed a workshop hosted by the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Human Evolution this week.  The students got a close-up look at replica skulls from the museum’s human evolution collection and examined their diagnostic features. The students were challenged to identify biological changes that have taken place over time and to cite scientific evidence. They were also asked to look at different tool examples and explain how this culture caused cultural and behavioural evolution. This session was used to revise some of the concepts needed for the ‘Trends in human evolution’ Level 3 Biology exam. Many thanks to Ma`ara Maeva – an archaeologist working at the museum – for bringing this fascination workshop to Ōtāhuhu College.