The Origin of Flight: What Use Is Half a Wing?

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

Summary

Biologist Ken Dial's study of how young birds use their developing wings sheds light on the evolution of flight in birds.

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(Duration: 08 min 16 sec)
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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
MS-LS4-2, MS-LS4.C, HS-LS-4-4, HS-LS4.C
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.1, 1.A.4, 1.C.1, 4.B.4, SP2, SP5
IB Biology (2016)
5.1, 5.2
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.6-12.7, WHST.6-12.1, Math.S-IC.3, MP3
Vision and Change (2009)
CC1, DP2

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