Missing links

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This lengthy and detailed video segment from Catalyst examines some of the key transitional fossils between species, the so called 'missing links'. Also included is an interesting story of a missing link that was discovered as a result of a hoax. This program includes extracts from Darwin's diaries in Australia.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU185) The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence

(ACSHE191) Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community

(ACSHE194) People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

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Resource type:
MovingImage
ScOT topics:
Fossils
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Catalyst
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Resource ID: 7e5f92d9-b590-4fc8-9118-d5172736a92c