Ally Kasulis, Nancye Lashley, and James Robb S Performance Expectations MS-LS4-2 S Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern fossil organisms to infer ancestral relationships. Engage S Show the development and relationships between devices Explore Explain Students will create a cladogram to show similarities and differences of pasta. TIME Explain-Formative Assessment Exit Ticket: S “Based on the activities, what is the big idea?” Example: A cladogram is a visual representation of the development and relationship of organisms (objects) based upon similarities and differences in anatomical structure. Elaborate S “Nailing Cladistics” Activity S *Observing modern day organisms and constructing a cladogram S *Observing ancient organisms and constructing a cladogram S Reading an article related to common ancestry and summarize S Visit the SNOMNH and observe the Hall of Ancient Life or check out a kit from the museum. S View a video *These two extensions are required. Evaluate Students will use the modern day organisms they observed with the ancient organisms and create a combined cladogram. Questions?