facebook Read About Comparative Anatomy | Science for Grades 6-8 [Printable]
1%
Processing, please wait...
It was processed successfully!
Reading Material

Read About Comparative Anatomy

Download as PDF   Go Back to Lesson
Comparative Anatomy | Reading Material | Grades 6-8
WHAT IS COMPARATIVE ANATOMY?

Anatomy is the branch of science the studies the structures of living things, like their skeletons, organs and muscles. When scientists compare the anatomy of living things to each other we call that, comparative anatomy. It can help us understand how living things are related.

To better understand comparative anatomy…

WHAT IS COMPARATIVE ANATOMY?. Anatomy is the branch of science the studies the structures of living things, like their skeletons, organs and muscles. When scientists compare the anatomy of living things to each other we call that, comparative anatomy. It can help us understand how living things are related. To better understand comparative anatomy…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

Human Anatomy

Human Anatomy

Human anatomy, especially the skeletal system, has many similarities to other organisms. This is evidence for evolution because organisms that share similar structures have common ancestors. The more structures that are similar, the more closely related organisms are in their evolutionary past. For example, a human, a dog, a fruit bat, and a dolphin all have the same pattern of bone structure in the upper extremity—one bone connected to two bones, connected to many bones, connected to finger-like bones.