Wednesday 21st February |
This week in science we looked at the evolution of humans and we compared humans to some of our ancestors, looking at similarities and differences in physical appearance and in skeletons. The children looked very carefully and did a great job! We then discussed how scientists are making new discoveries as they research different aspects of DNA further. We finished with a quiz test which tested us on the percentage of DNA that we share with other living things. We guessed correctly that we share 98.8% DNA with a chimpanzee but we were astonished to discover that we share 50% DNA with a banana!