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March 2nd, 2020

COMMON CHIMPANZEE vs BONOBO - LESSON PLAN

 

Students learn the anatomical differences between Common Chimpanzees and Bonobos using Visible Ape Project 3D tools. 

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March 2nd, 2020

WHAT CAN A SKELETON TELL YOU ABOUT AGE?  - LESSON PLAN

 

Students examine skeletal anatomy across ape species, identify differences in shape and size, and hunt for age-related growth markers. 

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March 2nd, 2020

UNDERSTANDING APE MUSCULAR ANATOMY  - LEARNING ACTIVITY

 

Students use 3-Dimensional artist rendered head and neck reconstructions to discover major muscular differences among apes. 

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The Visible Ape Project continually makes free teaching materials and e-learning content available in a variety of formats for students, parents, and educators. To credit all resources on the site, please cite our resource paper

APA:

Barger, N., Martín, J. S., Boyle, E. K., Richmond, M., & Diogo, R. (2021). The Visible Ape Project: A free, comprehensive, web-based anatomical atlas for scientists and veterinarians designed to raise public awareness about apes. Evolutionary Anthropology, 30(3), 160–170. https://doi.org/10.1002/evan.21896

MLA:

Barger, Nicole, et al. “The Visible Ape Project: A Free, Comprehensive, Web-Based Anatomical Atlas for Scientists and Veterinarians Designed to Raise Public Awareness about Apes.” Evolutionary Anthropology, vol. 30, no. 3, 2021, pp. 160–70, https://doi.org/10.1002/evan.21896.

BibTeX:

@article{Barger2021,
abstract = {The Visible Ape Project (VAP) is a free online platform providing unprecedented access to a suite of resources designed to comprehensively illustrate and educate about the anatomy of our closest relatives, the apes. It contains photographs, magnetic resonance images, and computed tomography scans, as well as three-dimensional models that can be manipulated to explore homologies and variations in soft and hard tissues in hylobatids, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos. Based at Howard University, a historically black university, it aims to reach communities underrepresented in anthropology and evolutionary biology, providing educational materials appropriate for K-12 and college classrooms in both English and Spanish. Accordingly, VAP incorporates outreach activities to disseminate science and promote awareness of apes, forming partnerships with veterinarians and conservationists in Africa and Asia. In this paper, we present an introduction to the website to illustrate how this accessible, evolving resource can support evolutionary anthropology and related disciplines.},
author = {Barger, Nicole and Mart{\'{i}}n, Jos{\'{e}} Sa{\'{u}}l and Boyle, Eve K. and Richmond, Marli and Diogo, Rui},
doi = {10.1002/evan.21896},
file = {::},
issn = {15206505},
journal = {Evolutionary Anthropology},
keywords = {STEM education,anatomy,awareness,biological anthropology,human evolution,muscles,outreach},
number = {3},
pages = {160--170},
pmid = {34002426},
title = {{The Visible Ape Project: A free, comprehensive, web-based anatomical atlas for scientists and veterinarians designed to raise public awareness about apes}},
volume = {30},
year = {2021}
}