Comparative Anatomy of the Domestic Chicken

This is a part of Great Transitions: The Origin of Birds


Trace the evolutionary history of birds by comparing the shapes and structures of certain bones in a chicken to those of some of its extinct and living relatives. Also available in Spanish.

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Curriculum Connections:

AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.A.4, 1.B.1, 1.B.2
IB Biology (2016)
5.1, 5.3, 5.4
NGSS (2013) LS
MS-LS4.A, MS-LS4.B, MS-LS4.C, HS-LS4-1, HS-LS4-2

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