Ancient fish fossil reveals missing link in evolution of hand bones

A complete ancient fish fossil with finger-like digits in its fin reveals the evolution of hand bones started before animals came onto land.

Use this interesting article to demonstrate the importance of Earth and Biological Sciences to students in scientific understanding in species evolution. Best suited to students in years 10 and above.

Word Count: 630

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Ancient fish fossil reveals missing link in evolution of hand bones – Australia’s Science Channel

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Year: 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Living Things

Earth and Space Sciences – The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

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