We are nearing the end of our investigation of natural selection. In class today we watched the final episode of Your Inner Fish and were introduced to several ancient human ancestors, as well as our cousins, modern monkeys.
GTQ: Australopithecus afarensis is a human ancestor, the most famous of whom is Lucy. How did Lucy get her name?
Big Red Challenge: The Huskers are back and play WIsconsin this weekend, the first student to comment or email the score wins a pack of Big Red Gum.
Students, as you continue to work on developing your antimalarial medications, try your hand at answering this weekend's GOLD TAPE QUESTION:
What does the name "Malaria" mean? (Hint: it comes from the Medieval Italian language.
Email or message your answer to Mr. Powell by Monday and all who do will receive a piece of Gold Tape for their notebook. Good Luck!
Mr. Powell is an 8th grade Science Teacher in Western Colorado.